Anonymous Source Tracker

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


ExxonMobil employees evacuating oil field in southern Iraq - The ...
An Iraqi oil official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said all those who are being evacuated are ...

Washington Post    May 18, 2019


Three Killed in Suspected Islamic State Attack Outside Libyan Oilfield
... town of Zella about 760 km (470 miles) southwest of the capital, Tripoli, before fleeing, according to the source and local residents who asked not to be named.

New York Times    May 18, 2019


Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War ...
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, said they had not seen a complete list, and did not know ...

New York Times    May 18, 2019


Migrant Families Being Flown to San Diego From Texas in U.S. ...
... in Texas are staggering so the BP is helping out in those sectors to more efficiently process these folks," said the official, who declined to be identified.

New York Times    May 18, 2019


DOJ Leans Against Approving T-Mobile's Takeover of Sprint
... the department's concerns that the deal risks harming competition, said the person, who asked not to be named because the investigation is confidential.

Bloomberg    May 18, 2019


China Faces New Competition as Japan, India Eye Sri Lanka Port
A Sri Lanka government official, who asked not to be named citing rules, said the deal with India and Japan would soon be finalized. Japan would provide a ...

Bloomberg    May 18, 2019


ANALYSIS-Tall chip tale? Huawei's backup plans leave experts ...
Finisar is trying to determine the impact of the Huawei ban, according to a person briefed on the matter. Finisar and Lumentum did not return requests for ...

CNBC    May 17, 2019


Boeing Faces More FAA Requests as It Completes 737 MAX Fix - WSJ
... the software fix, training and associated materials—from the company as soon as next week and then doing flight tests, a person briefed on the matter said.

Wall Street Journal    May 17, 2019


Tall Chip Tale? Huawei's Backup Plans Leave Experts Unconvinced ...
... I don't think they could come up to scale," he said. Finisar is trying to determine the impact of the Huawei ban, according to a person briefed on the matter.

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Brussels Jewish Museum Attacker Transferred to France - The New ...
A French judicial official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to speak publicly on the investigation, said Friday that Mehdi ...

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Key Lonmin Investor Said to Be Concerned by Lower Sibanye Offer ...
... miner's planned takeover by Sibanye Gold Ltd., is concerned that the value of the all-share deal has been eroded, according to a person familiar with the matter .

Bloomberg    May 17, 2019


US Speaker Pelosi opens door to more funds for border migrant crisis
But now they are willing to spend several billion dollars on humanitarian needs at the border, according to a House Democratic aide. Pelosi told reporters on ...

Reuters    May 17, 2019


China's central bank will not let yuan decline past 7 to the dollar ...
... because it can reduce some of the effects of tariff increases, but the impact on our renminbi confidence is negative and funds will flow out,” the source said.

Reuters    May 17, 2019


Nissan's Saikawa to Stay On as President, Renault Chief to Join ...
... on as president and will bring in the chief executive of alliance partner Renault SA as a board member, two sources briefed on the matter said on Friday.

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Nissan's Saikawa to stay on as president, Renault chief to join board ...
... keep Hiroto Saikawa on as president and will bring in the chief executive of alliance partner Renault SA as a board member, two sources briefed on the matter ...

Reuters    May 17, 2019


China raises fuel export quotas 30% in latest 2019 allocation - Reuters
China has issued a second batch of refined fuel export quotas for 2019 that is 30 percent higher than the first batch, two trading sources briefed on the matter ...

Reuters    May 17, 2019


UPDATE 1-China issues 2nd batch of 2019 fuel quotas, up 30 pct on ...
... of refined fuel export quotas for this year totaling 23.79 million tonnes, about 30 percent more than the first batch, trading sources briefed on the matter said.

Reuters    May 17, 2019


Turkey Set to Pass Economic Legislation Before Istanbul Vote: Hurriyet
... from their books, safely packaged as funds, and sold to foreign investors perhaps after a couple of years, several sources close to the matter told Reuters.

New York Times    May 17, 2019


French Naval Group Would Look at Thyssen's Marine Unit if It Goes ...
France's Naval Group would consider buying Thyssenkrupp's marine division if the unit goes up for sale, a German newspaper cited a source close to the ...

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Algeria Election May Be Postponed, Protests Continue - The New ...
Algeria's imminent presidential election looks likely to be postponed, a source said on Friday, as protesters returned to the streets for the 13th successive Friday  ...

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Petrobras removes three banks from BR Distribuidora privatization ...
... three banks from the privatization process of fuel distribution unit Petrobras Distribuidora, four sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters this week.

Reuters    May 17, 2019


Brazil's Banco Inter considers capital raise - sources - Reuters
Brazilian digital lender Banco Inter SA is considering a capital increase with new investors, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Reuters    May 17, 2019


Tall chip tale? Huawei's backup plans leave experts unconvinced ...
Finisar is trying to determine the impact of the Huawei ban, according to a person briefed on the matter. Finisar and Lumentum did not return requests for ...

Reuters    May 17, 2019


U.S. reaches deal with Canada, Mexico to remove metals tariffs ...
... for a monitoring system that aims to ensure that metals from other countries are not allowed into the United States, two sources familiar with the agreement said.

Reuters    May 17, 2019


U.S. Reaches Deal With Canada, Mexico to Remove Metals Tariffs ...
... for a monitoring system that aims to ensure that metals from other countries are not allowed into the United States, two sources familiar with the agreement said.

New York Times    May 17, 2019


'Big 4' leaders to begin talks with White House on ambitious budget ...
... Leader Kevin McCarthy have agreed to begin negotiations on a two-year deal to lift stiff budget caps, according to multiple sources familiar with the talks.

Politico    May 17, 2019


Lions Gate offered to sell Starz to CBS for $5.5 billion: sources ...
(Reuters) - Lions Gates Entertainment offered to sell cable channel Starz to CBS Corp for $5.5 billion after rebuffing a lower offer, two sources familiar with the ...

Reuters    May 17, 2019


Data-Center Firm TierPoint Said to Seek Up to $500 Million ...
... Jerry Kent, is seeking an equity injection of $250 million to $500 million, said some of the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private.

Bloomberg    May 17, 2019


Deutsche Bank's New Journey Takes It Toward an Old Dead End
And he's accelerating planned savings in the retail business, said the people, who asked not to be identified in discussing ongoing deliberations. The Lowest in  ...

Bloomberg    May 17, 2019


Guaido Pays Maduro's Debt to Keep Citgo Venezuelan
... company Petroleos de Venezuela SA received the interest payment Wednesday, according to two investors who own the notes and asked not to be identified.

Bloomberg    May 17, 2019


Ping An's OneConnect picks banks for up to $1 bln Hong Kong IPO ...
... Sachs, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley to work on its Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) of up to $1 billion, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Reuters    May 17, 2019


$461,646 in Pay for One Worker: M.T.A. Overtime Scrutinized by ...
... than a dozen other employees at the Long Island Rail Road and New York City Transit, according to three people with direct knowledge of the investigation.

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Uber IPO celebrations led to a resignation and party fouls - The ...
“Old Uber hid themselves until today apparently,” said one employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because that person was not authorized to speak ...

Washington Post    May 17, 2019


U.S. officials seeking to move migrants away from Texas border for ...
“This is an emergency,” the official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said during a conference call with reporters. “The entire system is overwhelmed, and ...

Washington Post    May 17, 2019


How Would Indicative Votes on Brexit Work in U.K. Parliament ...
An official close to the process said two models are under consideration: Through a single transferable vote, whereby members of Parliament would rank the ...

Bloomberg    May 17, 2019


Labour Walks Out of Cross-Party Talks, Nixing May's Brexit Deal ...
May said on Friday the government was considering whether to proceed but an official close to the process said they were working on a system that would ...

Bloomberg    May 17, 2019


Gasoline Shortages Hit Caracas as U.S. Sanctions Pinch Supplies ...
Enrique, the manager of a gas station in southeast Caracas who declined to give his last name, said his fuel supply has fallen by half since May 9. He used to ...

Bloomberg    May 17, 2019


Exxon (XOM) Has Interest From Repsol (REP), Ineos - Bloomberg
The assets could be worth as much as $1.5 billion, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the talks are private. A sale to Spain's Repsol ...

Bloomberg    May 17, 2019


Carrefour Considers Sale of Stake in China Business-Sources - The ...
... is exploring the sale of a minority stake in its loss-making business in China and has started sounding out potential buyers, people familiar with the matter said.

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Turkey Abandons Plan to Tap 40 Bln Lira From Central Bank ...
"It has been cancelled for now," said one of the sources, both of whom requested anonymity. Economists were concerned over the unorthodox plan to steady the ...

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Eye on lira, Turkey abandons plan to tap central bank reserves ...
“It has been canceled for now,” said one of the sources, both of whom requested anonymity. Economists were concerned over the prospect of weakening the ...

Reuters    May 17, 2019


Mueller's House testimony likely off until at least June - POLITICO
Y.) and a senior Democratic committee aide told POLITICO on Friday that there's no Mueller hearing planned for next week, though that could also change at a ...

Politico    May 17, 2019


Turkey abandons plan to transfer central bank's legal reserves to ...
Turkey has for now abandoned a plan to transfer the central bank's legal reserves to the Treasury, two sources close to the issue told Reuters on Friday.

Reuters    May 17, 2019


Doncasters lenders seek restructuring advisers - Reuters
... are in the process of appointing debt restructuring advisers as the company struggles with its circa £800m debt load, several sources close to the situation said.

Reuters    May 17, 2019


The Latest: US to Lift Steel Tariffs on Canada, Mexico - The New ...
That's according to sources in the U.S. and Canada who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of an announcement. The deal removes a major hurdle to the ...

New York Times    May 17, 2019


'Zero Chance' of a Brexit Deal With PM May's Government: Labour ...
"There is zero chance of reaching an agreement at the moment," said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "We can't do a deal with a government ...

New York Times    May 17, 2019


White House to Announce Delay on Imported Auto Tariffs Decision ...
... whether to impose tariffs on imported cars and parts to allow for more time for trade talks with the European Union and Japan, people briefed on the matter said .

New York Times    May 17, 2019


White House to announce delay on imported auto tariffs decision ...
... whether to impose tariffs on imported cars and parts to allow for more time for trade talks with the European Union and Japan, people briefed on the matter said .

Reuters    May 17, 2019


U.S. reaches deal with Canada, Mexico to lift steel, aluminum tariffs ...
... clearing a major obstacle to congressional passage of President Trump's new North American trade deal, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Washington Post    May 17, 2019


Huawei and Suppliers Make Plans to Face US Trade Blacklist-Nikkei
... after Washington decided to curb the telecom giant's access to American technology, the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

New York Times    May 17, 2019


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