Shoppers have been putting on a brave face about having to fork out almost a fifth more for their Christmas dinners this year, as the Brexit-inspired slide in sterling pushes grocery bills sharply higher. But stiff upper lips were beginning to tremble on Tuesday as it became clear that festive visits to friends and family will also cost a whole lot more following the unexpected closure of a major North Sea pipeline.
What would a disorderly Brexit look like? The Bank of England is not alone in being unable to say, although with masterful understatement yesterday governor Mark Carney acknowledged that exiting the European Union without a trade deal in place would be “painful”. But just how painful? Releasing results of the latest – and toughest – stress tests on Britain’s banks, Carney insisted the banking sector could withstand the “unlikely event” of a no-deal Brexit.
The chances of the chancellor of the exchequer being rewarded with a rousing chorus of “Oh, Ph-i-lip Hammond!” when he delivers his budget in Westminster on Wednesday are slim indeed. But make no mistake, Hammond intends to target and reward the increasingly unhappy – and politically aware – millennials when he delivers his first budget since the youth vote propelled Labour to its glorious election defeat six months ago.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".