Anonymous Source Tracker

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


EU Weighs Options for Granting Brexit Delay Next Week - The New ...
"Discussion showed wide support for Tusk's idea of a long 'flextension'," the EU official said on condition of anonymity. EU leaders only two weeks ago rejected ...

New York Times    April 5, 2019


Business News Headlines | Reuters
... over $50 billion in bids for its debut international bond sale, which had been expected to be in the $10 billion region, sources familiar with the matter said.

Reuters    April 5, 2019


UPDATE 1-Who was first to launch 5G? Depends who you ask
... and agreed to collectively light up the country's 5G networks just six hours after finding out about Verizon's plans, said the official, who declined to be named.

CNBC    April 5, 2019


Engie, Caisse Set to Buy Petrobras Unit for $9 Billion - Bloomberg
Engie and the Caisse prevailed in the latest rounding of bids, said the person, who declined to be identified because the sale process is confidential. Engie, the  ...

Bloomberg    April 5, 2019


AQR Head of Machine Learning Marcos Lopez de Prado to Leave ...
AQR named Bryan Kelly, a researcher and Yale professor of finance, as the new leader of the AI effort, according to a person familiar with the matter. As part of ...

Bloomberg    April 5, 2019


NFL-Backed Event Business Is Said to Near Sale to Endeavor ...
... depreciation and amortization, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg in December. About 40 percent of profit is related to the NFL, with 40 percent ...

Bloomberg    April 5, 2019


Biden Hugs Union Leader, Quips 'I Had Permission' - Bloomberg
Women are being considered for key roles, including senior strategist and deputy campaign manager, according to advisers, who insisted on anonymity ...

Bloomberg    April 5, 2019


Support from EU envoys for long Brexit lag - official - Reuters
The official, who asked not to be named, said however, that some EU countries insisted on assurances of sincere cooperation from Britain during any long ...

Reuters    April 5, 2019


William Barr's stunt has backfired - The Washington Post
... into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether [President] Trump sought to obstruct justice, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

Washington Post    April 5, 2019


$75 billion in orders - Bloomberg Business
As part of its debut in the global debt market, Aramco has offered bonds in six portions, from three to 30 years, according to the people familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    April 5, 2019


Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank Favour Takeover Over New Holding ...
... in talks to merge, are currently favouring a straightforward takeover over more complex ways to structure a deal, three people close to the matter said.

New York Times    April 5, 2019


Kirstjen Nielsen resigns as homeland security secretary under ...
The president gave Nielsen the opportunity to resign, but he clearly wanted her to leave, according to a third person familiar with the matter. Before the ...

NBC News    April 5, 2019


Trump is floundering disastrously on multiple fronts. Stop pretending ...
... often on the defensive, taking punches instead of setting the agenda in Washington, according to a person with direct knowledge of one such conversation.

Washington Post    April 5, 2019


Saudi Arabia: Two US citizens detained in latest crackdown, sources ...
... citizen who is the son of prominent women's rights defender Aziza al-Yousef, was one of those arrested, according to two sources familiar with the events.

CNN    April 5, 2019


Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank favour takeover over new holding ...
... three people close to the matter said. In their base case scenario, a transaction would be organised as a share offer from Deutsche Bank for Commerzbank, ...

CNBC    April 5, 2019


Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank favor takeover rather than holding ...
... Commerzbank, in talks to merge, currently favor a straightforward takeover over more complex ways to structure a deal, three people close to the matter said .

Reuters    April 5, 2019


Petrobras Agrees to Sell Pipeline Unit to Engie for $8.6 Billion - The ...
Two sources with knowledge of the matter said the difference between the bids was very small. The second highest bid, delivered by EIG Global Energy Partners  ...

New York Times    April 5, 2019


Debenhams Is Said to Prepare Prepack Administration With Lenders ...
... Direct International Plc hasn't yet agreed to the lenders' terms, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified as talks are private.

Bloomberg    April 5, 2019


El Salvador trip holds family connection for governor's aide
“You went to sleep and you didn't know if you were going to get up alive,” said Melgar's father, who asked not to be named out of concern for the safety of family  ...

Associated Press    April 5, 2019


Legal immigrants in marijuana-related jobs could be denied ...
She asked not to be named publicly because of a new job in the medical field, they said. “Frankly, these are the people we want to be citizens,” Elinoff said.

NBC News    April 5, 2019


China, North Korea Open New Border Crossing Despite Sanctions
... from the Chinese side and then returning from North Korea, the Yonhap News Agency of South Korea reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    April 5, 2019


Apple Cuts iPhone XR Prices in India: Sources - The New York Times
Apple Inc has cut prices of one of its latest iPhones in India by around one-fourth, sources said, as the U.S. tech giant looks to boost sales in the world's ...

New York Times    April 4, 2019


West York 'house of horrors:' Dad, mom face trial in child abuse case
Five of his adult daughters present listened to the testimony. One dabbed her eyes with a tissue. One daughter, who declined to give her name, spoke as she ...

USA Today    April 4, 2019


Saudi Plans to Invite Bids for Nuclear Power Project in 2020: Sources
"Saudi Arabia is continuing to make very deliberate steps forward although at a slower pace than originally expected," one of the sources familiar with the plans ...

New York Times    April 4, 2019


AP Source: Pelicans begin interviews for GM post - The Washington ...
NEW ORLEANS — A person familiar with the process says the New Orleans Pelicans have begun interviewing candidates to become the club's new general  ...

Washington Post    April 4, 2019


Apple cuts iPhone XR prices in India
The price of the 64 GB iPhone XR has been reduced by at least $259 due to a price cut and a credit card cashback campaign, two people with direct knowledge  ...

CNBC    April 4, 2019


Deutsche Bahn to Work With Deutsche Bank, Citi on Arriva Sale ...
... for the long-dated funds with slightly lower return expectations or for infrastructure funds," a person familiar with the matter said, adding that in a potential sale ...

New York Times    April 4, 2019


CORRECTED-Knowles hires JPMorgan for activist defense -source
The source said the funds were unwilling to agree to demands by Knowles that the funds enter a two-year stand-still agreement in return for a single board seat.

CNBC    April 4, 2019


Barneys New York secures $50 million in credit after rent spike
The people requested anonymity because the information is confidential. Wells Fargo and TSSP declined to comment. Perry Capital wasn't available to ...

CNBC    April 4, 2019


Nomura Holdings (NMR) Cuts 100 Jobs in Credit, Rates - Bloomberg
... and credit traders at Nomura's London-based Europe, Middle East and Africa division, said the person, who requested anonymity as the numbers aren't final.

Bloomberg    April 4, 2019


UniCredit eyes bid for Commerzbank if Deutsche talks fail: sources ...
UniCredit could explore a merger with Commerzbank if talks with Deutsche fall through, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. The people ...

Reuters    April 4, 2019


UPDATE 4-Unicredit could be spoiler in Deutsche Bank tie-up with ...
Deutsche and Commerzbank have been divided over the pace of their merger talks, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

CNBC    April 4, 2019


UniCredit Could Explore Merger With Commerzbank if Deutsche ...
UniCredit could explore a merger with Commerzbank if talks with Deutsche Bank fall through, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

New York Times    April 4, 2019


Richmond police officer who taunted black middle schoolers in viral ...
Police reported to other media outlets that the officer was a white man but declined to give his name or additional information. Curry said police haven't been ...

Washington Post    April 4, 2019


Bayer Chairman Backs Management's Strategy: Handelsblatt - The ...
Wenning backed the Monsanto deal throughout, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters. (Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Ludwig Burger) ...

New York Times    April 4, 2019


Ethiopian Report Says Crew Followed Procedures: Source - The ...
... and an earlier deadly crash in Indonesia, but will discuss how the plane dived into the ground, the person and another source briefed on the matter said.

New York Times    April 4, 2019


Ethiopian report says crew followed procedures: source | Reuters
... and an earlier deadly crash in Indonesia, but will discuss how the plane dived into the ground, the person and another source briefed on the matter said.

Reuters    April 4, 2019


Thursday's Mini-Report, 4.4.19 | MSNBC
... one of the top contractors to President Trump's inaugural to provide it with documents about the event, a person familiar with the situation said on Wednesday, ...

MSNBC    April 4, 2019


Trump Retreats on Threat to Close Mexican Border, Offering a 'One ...
... and a flood of incoming data from outside groups helped to shift the president's thinking on shutting down the border, a person familiar with the situation said.

New York Times    April 4, 2019


The plot just thickened on the Mueller report - The Washington Post
“It was much more acute than Barr suggested,” said one person, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the subject's sensitivity.

Washington Post    April 4, 2019


Columbia University's cancelation of forum on Turkey draws criticism ...
His participation “is quite unacceptable to us, categorically,” said the diplomat, who spoke on the condition of anonymity under rules set by his government.

Washington Post    April 4, 2019


One group that wouldn't be surprised if Barr undersold Mueller's ...
“'It was much more acute than Barr suggested,' said one person, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the subject's sensitivity.”.

Washington Post    April 4, 2019


4 things you always wanted to know about Trader Joe's from an ...
The employee, who chose to remain anonymous, said he has been with Trader Joe's for three years and currently works at the Lower East Side store in ...

CNBC    April 4, 2019


Some legal immigrants in marijuana jobs denied citizenship - The ...
She asked not to be named publicly because of a new job in the medical field, they said. “Frankly, these are the people we want to be citizens,” Elinoff said.

Washington Post    April 4, 2019


CFIUS forces PatientsLikeMe into fire sale, booting Chinese investor
PatientsLikeMe started receiving notifications from CFIUS late last year, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details are confidential.

CNBC    April 4, 2019


ADNOC Weighs Secondary Listing Overseas for Distribution ...
The sources declined to be named due to commercial sensitivities. A spokesman for ADNOC declined to comment on the listing but said the firm was "making ...

New York Times    April 4, 2019


Japan's Nomura to Axe 100 London Jobs as Part of Business ...
... and investment bank will shed about 100 positions in London, which is the centre for its European business, said the source, who declined to be named.

New York Times    April 4, 2019


Japan's Nomura to axe 100 London jobs as part of business overhaul
... and investment bank will shed about 100 positions in London, which is the center for its European business, said the source, who declined to be named.

CNBC    April 4, 2019


Modi TV, Modi App, Modi Rallies: How Brand Modi Plays in Indian ...
"The opposition is way behind the curve," said a close aide to Modi who declined to be named as he was not authorized to speak with reporters. "Even before ...

New York Times    April 4, 2019


Japan's Nomura to axe 100 London jobs as part of business overhaul
... and investment bank will shed about 100 positions in London, which is the centre for its European business, said the source, who declined to be named.

Reuters    April 4, 2019


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