Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Nuggets Tim Connelly will interview with Wizards, Ted Leonsis - The ...
CHICAGO — The Washington Wizards on Friday made an offer to Tim Connelly to become the team's next president of basketball operations, a person close to ...

Washington Post    May 17, 2019


Trump Jr. to Testify After Reaching Deal With Senate Committee | Time
... respond to testimony by the president's former fixer, Michael Cohen, on the efforts to secure a Trump Tower deal in Moscow, a person close to Trump Jr. said .

Time    May 17, 2019


ECB Has Given Carige 'About a Month' to Find a Market Solution ...
... to find an alternative buyer after U.S. asset manager BlackRock pulled out of a proposed rescue bid for the lender, a source close to the matter said on Friday.

New York Times    May 17, 2019


ECB has given Carige 'about a month' to find a market solution: source
... to find an alternative buyer after U.S. asset manager BlackRock pulled out of a proposed rescue bid for the lender, a source close to the matter said on Friday.

Reuters    May 17, 2019


Nissan Retains Saikawa as CEO, in Likely Rebuff of Renault - The ...
However, a source close to Senard said there had been no vote earlier this week, unanimous or otherwise, on Saikawa's reappointment as CEO. LACKLUSTRE ...

New York Times    May 17, 2019


China and Huawei need US in 5G wireless race, say industry insiders
... out next-generation 5G wireless technology, a well-known CEO and a top telecom investment banker who did not want to be identified told CNBC on Friday .

CNBC    May 17, 2019


The Technology 202: Silicon Valley pans White House bias tool as a ...
Representatives for U.S. suppliers, who did not want to be identified, told my colleagues they were uncertain about the lasting impact of the Huawei ban on their ...

Washington Post    May 17, 2019


Amazon Is Close to Buying Sizmek's Ad-Serving Technology
The purchase could be announced as soon as this week, according to two people briefed on the matter. The deal hasn't been finalized, said the people, who ...

Bloomberg    May 17, 2019


Lions Gate (LGF) Jumps After Report CBS Offered to Buy Starz ...
... been speaking to financial and strategic investors about financing the rollout of its Starz network in overseas markets, a person familiar with the situation said ...

Bloomberg    May 17, 2019


Britney Spears gushes over boyfriend amid court drama
On Wednesday, a judge ordered an investigation into the team managing the singer's medical, business and legal affairs, a person familiar with the situation but ...

USA Today    May 17, 2019


Italy Will Not Allow Break-Up of Piaggio Aerospace-Deputy PM - The ...
Piaggio Aerospace has received 39 non-binding expressions of interest from potential buyers, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Friday, 26 of which  ...

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Acting secretary blocked Stephen Miller's bid for another DHS shake ...
Morgan will take over as acting ICE director next week, according to three Homeland Security officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the ...

Washington Post    May 17, 2019


China Plans to Cut Jet Fuel Prices to Aid Airlines, Consumers - The ...
... call to help smaller businesses and consumers, as the economy is really slowing," said the executive, who declined to be named due to company policy.

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Turmoil at Thyssenkrupp Marks Battle for Germany's Economic Identity
"This is the breakup of Thyssenkrupp," said a senior banker who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter. All the companies either declined to ...

New York Times    May 17, 2019


NFL to reconsider overtime tweaks, but changes regarded as unlikely
“The committee wants to make sure this has the proper implementation,” a person familiar with the process said. “Everyone wishes they had something like this a ...

Washington Post    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.

Reuters    May 17, 2019


Lions Gate Offered to Sell Starz to CBS for $5.5 Billion: Sources ...
... by Joseph Ianniello, the interim chief executive officer of CBS, about six weeks ago and Lions Gate Entertainment sought a higher valuation, the sources said.

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Lions Gate shares soar on report that CBS wants to buy Starz
... to the idea of selling to CBS or a combined CBS-Viacom at a higher price, said the person, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.

CNBC    May 17, 2019


Angela Merkel Pressured to Resign by Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Despite growing pressure, the chancellor is determined to serve her full term in office until September 2021, said the two people who asked not to be named ...

Bloomberg    May 17, 2019


China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (600028.SS) Quote| Reuters.com
... 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 said on Friday.

Reuters    May 17, 2019


Trump aides try to quash tax hike rumors amid infrastructure talks ...
“It's all about positioning themselves it in a way that you can blame the other side for nothing happening,” said a person close to the White House who has been ...

Politico    May 17, 2019


RPT-Investors renew calls for Deutsche Bank to trim investment ...
... to quell concerns of large shareholders, a common practice in the run-up to the annual meeting on May 23, said another person familiar with the matter.

Reuters    May 17, 2019


UPDATE 1-Transportation official eyed for Fed post, Bloomberg ...
A third person familiar with the matter, however, told Reuters that Kan was not under consideration. Kan is a former executive at ride share company Lyft Inc who ...

CNBC    May 17, 2019


Google Cuts Off Huawei Smartphones From Some Android Services ...
Though existing phones are expected to keep functioning largely as usual, users could lose some functions, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Wall Street Journal    May 17, 2019


Transportation official eyed for Fed post, Bloomberg reports - Reuters
A third person familiar with the matter, however, told Reuters that Kan was not under consideration. Kan is a former executive at ride share company Lyft Inc who ...

Reuters    May 17, 2019


Bundle up! 2020 MLB opening day is March 26, earliest ever
A person familiar with the schedule then said the season will open on Thursday, March 26. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no ...

Associated Press    May 17, 2019


Bundle up! 2020 MLB opening day is March 26, earliest ever - The ...
A person familiar with the schedule then said the season will open on Thursday, March 26. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no ...

Washington Post    May 17, 2019


UPDATE 2-Eye on lira, Turkey abandons plan to tap central bank ...
“It has been cancelled 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


Military Officials Say There Is No Plan to Confront Iran | Time
... according to one of the intelligence officials, who like the others requested anonymity to discuss matters about which they aren't authorized to speak publicly .

Time    May 17, 2019


DoorDash Is Said to Be Raising at Least $500 Million in Funding ...
The final size of the funding round is still being determined, and could easily exceed $500 million, said the people, who requested anonymity because they were ...

Bloomberg    May 17, 2019


Exclusive: FBI Targets Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, GE, Philips in ...
The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the U.S. side of the investigation. The FBI would not confirm or deny the existence  ...

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei | AFP.com
A person familiar with the matter who requested anonymity told Bloomberg News Huawei that will be unable to offer Google's proprietary apps and services in ...

Agence France-Presse    May 17, 2019


U.S. Has Heard Nothing From Iran on Overtures for Talks-Official ...
"We think they should de-escalate and come to negotiations," the official, who declined to be identified, told a small group of reporters. Trump has urged Iran's ...

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Iran's crude exports slide to 500,000 bpd or less -sources
“The destinations are essentially India and China,” one of the industry sources, who declined to be identified, said. “No more to Europe or to Turkey.”.

CNBC    May 17, 2019


Iran's crude exports slide to 500,000 bpd or less: sources - Reuters
“The destinations are essentially India and China,” one of the industry sources, who declined to be identified, said. “No more to Europe or to Turkey.”.

Reuters    May 17, 2019


Sony's Deal With Microsoft Blindsided Its Own PlayStation Team
... gaming, but couldn't agree on commercial terms, according to a person familiar with the matter. That led to Sony's discussions with Microsoft, the person said.

Bloomberg    May 17, 2019


Huawei and Suppliers Make Plans to Face US Trade Blacklist: Nikkei
... https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Trade-war/Huawei-and-suppliers-dust-off- backup-plans-to-prepare-for-storm on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

New York Times    May 17, 2019


Global Goalscast: Making the connection between peace and ...
A former child soldier, who did not want to be identified and is being called " Zachary," said before he joined a militia group at 13, it was difficult for him to survive ...

CBS News    May 17, 2019


U.S. Congress to get classified Iran briefings next week: sources ...
Officials from U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will conduct classified briefings on the situation with Iran next week, congressional sources said on ...

Reuters    May 17, 2019


Brazil News Headlines | Reuters
Air New Zealand Ltd has decided to buy wide-body planes from Boeing Co, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, ending an 18 month battle between ...

Reuters    May 17, 2019


The Latest: US to lift steel tariffs on Canada, Mexico - The ...
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 ...

Washington Post    May 17, 2019


New York City Mayor de Blasio to join crowded Democratic ...
He is scheduled to appear on ABC's “Good Morning America” on Thursday after launching his campaign with a video, said the source, who requested anonymity  ...

Reuters    May 16, 2019


AP Sources: Jets, Gase Trade Lee to Chiefs for 6th-Rounder - The ...
Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say the New York Jets have agreed to trade linebacker Darron Lee to the Kansas City Chiefs for a sixth-round draft ...

New York Times    May 16, 2019


Trump to Propose Plan to Make U.S. Immigration More Merit-Based ...
... and overhaul the legal immigration system to favor applicants who speak English, are well-educated and have job offers, senior administration officials said.

New York Times    May 16, 2019


Trump to propose making immigration more merit-based | Reuters.com
... and overhaul the legal immigration system to favor applicants who speak English, are well-educated and have job offers, senior administration officials said.

Reuters    May 16, 2019


Nestle revamp advances with $10 billion sale of skin health unit to ...
... tax, depreciation and amortization of roughly 550 million Swiss francs this year and of more than 600 million next year, a person close to the matter said.

Reuters    May 16, 2019


WPP Shortlists Final Bidders for Kantar-Sources - The New York Times
... binding bids for a majority stake in its data analytics unit Kantar as it wants to finalise the sale in late June, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

New York Times    May 16, 2019


WPP shortlists final bidders for Kantar: sources - Reuters
... binding bids for a majority stake in its data analytics unit Kantar as it wants to finalize the sale in late June, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Reuters    May 16, 2019


She's Undocumented. Her Children Aren't. The Trump ...
“It felt like justice after everything we had gone through,” Margarita, who asked to be identified only by her first name because she was a victim of domestic ...

New York Times    May 16, 2019


AP source: Liz Cambage traded from Dallas to Las Vegas
... traded from Dallas to Las Vegas for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces' first two picks in 2020, according to a person familiar with the situation.

USA Today    May 16, 2019


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