Anonymous Source Tracker

Daily examples of how major news organizations in the United States use anonymous sources


Israeli military jets strike targets in Gaza after rocket from Palestinian ...
An official close to the prime minister's office, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Netanyahu had been apprised by security officials “night and day ” ...

Washington Post    March 25, 2019


McDonald's announces acquisition to personalize the drive thru
McDonald's is buying a tech company to personalize its drive-thru experience. Sources familiar with the matter said that the deal is valued at more than $300 ...

CNBC    March 25, 2019


Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn faces $5 million in legal fees ...
The revelation, by a source close to the former Defense Intelligence Agency director about his exorbitant costs from hiring veteran Washington lawyers Robert  ...

ABC News    March 25, 2019


UPDATE 1-Hedge fund Appaloosa unimpressed by Allergan board ...
A source close to Allergan told Reuters on Friday that current Chairman and CEO Brent Saunders, 49, has no plans to step down. Appaloosa, led by billionaire ...

CNBC    March 25, 2019


JPMorgan Asks 300 Staff to Move if No Brexit Deal-Source - The ...
... that will require them to move to one of the bank's other hubs in the European Union if there is a no-deal Brexit, according to a person familiar with the matter.

New York Times    March 25, 2019


Telecom equipment provider Avaya considers leveraged buyout ...
The sources asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential. Avaya did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Based in Santa Clara, ...

CNBC    March 25, 2019


The Latest: Avenatti ordered released on $300K bond - The ...
A person familiar with details of the Michael Avenatti extortion investigation tells The Associated Press that celebrity attorney Mark Geragos is a co-conspirator in  ...

Washington Post    March 25, 2019


Mueller told Barr, Rosenstein 3 weeks ago he would not make ...
Attorney General Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein were surprised by Mueller's lack of a determination, said a person familiar with the meeting.

NBC News    March 25, 2019


Lyondell Houston, Shell Deer Park refineries cut production: sources ...
Lyondell Basell Industries cut production by 14 percent at its 263,776 barrel per day (bpd) Houston refinery, the sources said. Royal Dutch Shell Plc reduced ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Dozens of Bangladesh migrants trafficked to Vanuatu stuck in limbo ...
One migrant who declined to give his name said he owned a garment factory back home and went to Vanuatu as he was told he would be able to export clothes ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


UPDATE 1-BlackRock, Varde set to submit bids for Italy's Carige ...
U.S. funds Varde Partners and BlackRock plan to submit rival bids for troubled Italian lender Banca Carige by mid-April, three sources close to the matter said on ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Deutsche Bank Said to Face Qatari Resistance to Bank Merger ...
Deutsche Bank is in talks with the European Central Bank about the potential tie- up, other people briefed on the matter said. The question of whether ...

Bloomberg    March 25, 2019


Gati-Kintetsu Express Private Limited: Private Company Information ...
... over the next 60 days, with Snapdeal expecting Vulcan Express to fetch INR 0.9-1.2 billion, reports Economic Times, citing two people briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    March 25, 2019


Oman oil minister says excited to be part of Sri Lanka oil refinery ...
A senior Sri Lankan minister, who declined to be identified because he is not authorized to talk to the media, told Reuters Oman had given a commitment to ...

Reuters    March 24, 2019


Exclusive: Telecom Equipment Provider Avaya Considers ...
The sources asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential. Avaya did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Based in Santa Clara, ...

New York Times    March 24, 2019


Blast kills 8 children collecting scrap metal in Sudan - The ...
The officials say the explosion happened Saturday in Omdurman, the twin city of the capital, Khartoum. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were  ...

Washington Post    March 24, 2019


The Latest: AP source: Congress to get findings within hour
That's according to two people familiar with the Justice Department's plans. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak ...

Associated Press    March 24, 2019


Soccer-Serie A Matches Unlikely to Be Played in China in the Near ...
Sources close to the Italian federation said on Friday that the possibility of playing a Serie A match in China within the next three years would be discussed at a ...

New York Times    March 24, 2019


UPDATE 1-Oman oil minister says excited to be part of Sri Lanka oil ...
A senior Sri Lankan minister, who declined to be identified because he is not authorised to talk to the media, told Reuters Oman had given a commitment to ...

Reuters    March 24, 2019


Trump lays low as he awaits findings of Mueller report
That's according to people close to the White House, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Still, it was ...

Associated Press    March 24, 2019


Trump lays low as he awaits findings of Mueller report - The ...
That's according to people close to the White House, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Still, it was ...

Washington Post    March 24, 2019


Trump Lays Low as He Awaits Findings of Mueller Report - The New ...
... House thinking, who like others, insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Trump allies like Republican Reps.

New York Times    March 24, 2019


The Latest: Trump claims vindication, goes on attack Index
That's according to people close to the White House, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Still, it was ...

ABC News    March 24, 2019


Abu Dhabi's Al Hilal Bank cuts 160 jobs ahead of three-way merger ...
More cuts are expected to follow in June, said two sources who declined to be named due to commercial sensitivities. Al Hilal Bank did not immediately respond  ...

Reuters    March 24, 2019


Royal adviser fired over Khashoggi murder absent from Saudi trial ...
Three of the sources said that Maher Mutreb, the lead negotiator, and Salah al- Tubaigy, a forensic expert specialized in autopsies, are also on trial and could ...

Reuters    March 24, 2019


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