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UPDATE 2-Avolon seeks to de-register two planes leased to Jet ...
Avolon has terminated the leases on the planes and currently has five more aircraft placed with Jet, said sources who declined to be identified due to the ...

CNBC    April 4, 2019


A Missing World War II Airman's Letters Have Spoken for Him for ...
Mr. Houlihan said the distant relative of Sergeant Rogers declined to be identified . In 2010, Mr. Houlihan said he decided to create a display of the letters with a ...

New York Times    April 4, 2019


CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Avolon seeks to de-register two planes ...
Avolon has terminated the leases on the planes and currently has five more aircraft placed with Jet, said sources who declined to be identified due to the ...

Reuters    April 4, 2019


With Holograms and Breakdancing, a Battle for Indonesia's Youth Vote
"Because he has had to become more stately, that 'village boy' narrative was missing this time," said the senior campaign aide, who declined to be identified.

New York Times    April 4, 2019


ECB will ask Deutsche Bank to raise fresh funds for merger: source ...
... will ask Deutsche Bank to raise fresh funds before it gives the go-ahead for a merger with a state-backed rival, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Reuters    April 4, 2019


ECB will ask Deutsche Bank to raise fresh funds for merger - source
... ask Deutsche Bank to raise fresh funds before it gives the go-ahead for a merger with a state-backed rival, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.

CNBC    April 4, 2019


Deutsche Bahn to work with Deutsche Bank, Citi on Arriva divestiture
... Deutsche Bahn has picked Deutsche Bank and Citi as advisors on its potential sale or flotation of British unit Arriva, people close to the matter said on Thursday.

Reuters    April 4, 2019


RPT-Deutsche Bahn to work with Deutsche Bank, Citi on Arriva ...
... operator Deutsche Bahn has picked Deutsche Bank and Citi as advisors on its potential sale or flotation of British unit Arriva, people close to the matter said on ...

Reuters    April 4, 2019


Carlyle Group LP
... chemicals business in the spring, as part of the German chemicals group's drive to focus on more profitable operations, people close to the matter said.

CNBC    April 4, 2019


Roadmap for Syria's Manbij Moving Slower Than Desired-Turkish ...
Turkey is making efforts to speed up the process, the sources said, referring to an agreement between the NATO allies to a complete withdrawal of the Kurdish ...

New York Times    April 4, 2019


Exclusive: South Korea tests U.S. super light oil as Iran waiver ...
South Korea's top refiner SK Energy and the country's smallest refiner, Hyundai Oilbank, are studying the crude's assay and testing samples, the sources said.

Reuters    April 4, 2019


ECB Debated Risk of Low Rates for Too Long-Accounts - The New ...
Sources close to the discussion said that ECB staff were studying a tiered deposit rate as a way to give banks relief from the punitive charge on at least part of ...

New York Times    April 4, 2019


Barrage of setbacks spoils Trump's post-Mueller reset - POLITICO
... about the Democratic presidential field, according to a person briefed on the matter, citing poll numbers showing how various contenders stack up against him .

Politico    April 4, 2019


Lockheed Martin, Raytheon prepare big changes amid US dispute ...
... to pressure Turkey not to follow through with a multibillion-dollar deal to buy a Russian missile system, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

CNBC    April 4, 2019


Trump Says 'Epic' China Trade Deal Is Near Completion, but Hang ...
... Florida resort, but China has been pushing for an official state visit in Washington or a neutral location in a third country, people familiar with the matter said.

New York Times    April 4, 2019


Commerzbank Is Said to Enter Key Weekend in Deutsche Bank Talks
... is nearing a decision as early as this weekend on whether to deepen merger talks with Deutsche Bank AG or break them off, people briefed on the matter said.

Bloomberg    April 4, 2019


Exclusive: Kids' Camp on a Defense Base? How Russian Firms ...
... we'd write it would be a beautiful pioneer camp near the Black Sea," said the manager, who did not want to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue.

New York Times    April 4, 2019


The Daily 202: Revelations that Mueller's team is frustrated intensify ...
... displeasure from the team when they saw how the attorney general had characterized their work instead,' according to one U.S. official briefed on the matter.

Washington Post    April 4, 2019


Barr memo on Russia scandal faces major pushback from Team ...
... displeasure from the team when they saw how the attorney general had characterized their work instead,” according one U.S. official briefed on the matter .

MSNBC    April 4, 2019


Justice Department Defends Process for Handling Mueller Report ...
... Mueller's team prepared summaries for different sections of the report with a view that they could be made public, citing one U.S. official briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    April 4, 2019


The Barr-Shaped Cloud Over the Justice Department - POLITICO ...
As a U.S. official briefed on the matter told the Post, “the front matter from each section could have been released immediately — or very quickly. It was done in a  ...

Politico    April 4, 2019


Potentially damaging information in Mueller report ushers in new ...
... displeasure from the team when they saw how the attorney general had characterized their work instead,” according to one U.S. official briefed on the matter.

Washington Post    April 4, 2019


Trump says China trade talks going well, will only accept 'great' deal ...
... House has no plans to announce a date on Thursday for a trade summit between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, senior administration officials said, ...

Reuters    April 4, 2019


Lessor Avolon applies to de-register two planes leased to India's Jet ...
Avolon has terminated the leases on two of its planes and currently has seven more planes placed with Jet, said sources who declined to be identified due to the ...

Reuters    April 4, 2019


Biden faces campaign-style scrutiny - before any campaign
Women are being considered for key roles, including senior strategist and deputy campaign manager, according to advisers, who insisted on anonymity ...

Associated Press    April 4, 2019


Commerzbank Chief Zielke Lobbies for Deal as Opposition Mounts ...
As Commerzbank is nearing a decision whether to intensify the talks or break them off, Zielke has been pushing for a quick result, a person briefed on the matter ...

Bloomberg    April 4, 2019


Turkey plans to move Treasury units to Istanbul - sources | Reuters
The directorates of public finance and foreign economic relations within the finance ministry will be transferred, the sources with knowledge of the matter said .

Reuters    April 4, 2019


Trump ready to move ahead with Herman Cain pick for the Fed
President Donald Trump is considering nominating Herman Cain for a Federal Reserve board seat, two sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.

CNBC    April 4, 2019


Trump Considering Herman Cain, Former Pizza Executive, for Fed ...
... bid in the face of escalating accusations of sexual misconduct, for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, according to two people familiar with the matter.

New York Times    April 4, 2019


Knowles hires JPMorgan for activist defense: source - Reuters
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.

Reuters    April 4, 2019


Germany to Inject Funds in Mining Regions Facing Coal Phaseout ...
The mining regions in North Rhine-Westphalia in the west and Saxony Anhalt in the middle of the country will share the rest of the funds, the source said.

New York Times    April 4, 2019


SocGen Wants to Play Key Role in Europe's Banking M&A-Chairman
... ongoing talks between the German bank and Deutsche Bank fall through, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday, confirming a report in the  ...

New York Times    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 ...

Reuters    April 4, 2019


Why the populist wave is setting the tone for Democratic candidates ...
She declined to give her last name because she was embarrassed to admit she had voted for Trump in 2016. “My friend kept saying: 'Trump's for the little people  ...

The Guardian    April 4, 2019


UCLA basketball gets reality check with failure to hire an elite coach
“Everyone wants it to be Kentucky or Duke and it's just not,” said one person familiar with the job who asked to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the  ...

USA Today    April 4, 2019


Saudi plans to invite bids for nuclear power project in 2020: sources ...
Saudi officials previously said they aimed to select a vendor in late 2018, which then slipped to 2019. The sources said the tender would now be issued in 2020.

Reuters    April 4, 2019


Parents accused of beating kids in 'house of horrors' will face trial
One daughter, who declined to give her name, spoke as she and her father were leaving the hearing. “We love our father,” she said. Nanny cam captures ...

USA Today    April 4, 2019


Ethiopian Airlines preliminary report
... 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.

CNBC    April 4, 2019


ADNOC weighs secondary listing overseas for distribution business ...
The sources declined to be named due to commercial sensitivities. The sale of more shares in ADNOC Distribution, should it materialize, would be the latest sign ...

CNBC    April 4, 2019


ADNOC weighs secondary listing overseas for distribution business ...
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 ...

Reuters    April 4, 2019


Top TV watchers, cheeky scam, jackpot! News from around our 50 ...
The woman did not want to be identified. Pooler. A man seeking to be Savannah's next mayor has been arrested on aggravated stalking charges. Anthony ...

USA Today    April 4, 2019


Acquisitions
... 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 .

CNBC    April 4, 2019


Deutsche Bank AG (DB.N) Quote| Reuters.com
FRANKFURT Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank favor a straightforward merger over more complex ways to structure a deal, three people close to the matter ...

Reuters    April 4, 2019


Jet Airways lenders to push forward with rescue plan; no clarity on ...
Senior government sources familiar with the matter told Reuters last month that the Indian government had asked state-run banks to keep the airline flying.

Reuters    April 4, 2019


H.I.G. Capital to Buy Weight-Loss Brand Jenny Craig - WSJ
Private-equity firm H.I.G. Capital is acquiring weight-loss brand Jenny Craig, said a person familiar with the matter. The Miami-based firm is buying the Carlsbad, ...

Wall Street Journal    April 4, 2019


FBI Investigating Chinese Woman's Trump Resort Visit: Sources ...
Two current government sources said that the FBI was looking into possible counter-intelligence implications of the incident, however. Zhang told one Secret  ...

New York Times    April 4, 2019


Three Suitors Circle Italy's Cavalli as It Seeks Creditor Protection ...
According to a source close to the situation, the fund through which Clessidra owns Cavalli has reached its statutory limit of investment. Out of 80 potential ...

New York Times    April 4, 2019


A year later, Trump's 'zero tolerance' border policy frays - The ...
In McAllen, Texas, only two people were sentenced at a hearing Monday, according to a person familiar with courthouse operations who was not authorized to ...

Washington Post    April 4, 2019


Trump Asked That Confirmation of I.R.S. Counsel Be a Priority - The ...
But according to a person familiar with what took place, Mr. Trump told Mr. McConnell that Mr. Desmond was growing frustrated with the holdup and was ...

New York Times    April 4, 2019


Pentagon appoints officer to do new review of Niger attack - The ...
Officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel actions. The initial investigation found multiple failures leading up to the October 2017 attack, but ...

Washington Post    April 4, 2019


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