The university you go to matters when it comes to predicting likely future earnings - and so does the course, new research into graduate incomes has concluded. Graduates who went to the London School of Economics, Imperial College London and the University of Oxford earned, on average, more than £40,000 five years after graduation, the study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies for the BBC found.
Confidence in house prices continuing to rise has dropped in the last six months, according to a new Zoopla survey - and those in London are least optimistic. Seventy per cent of homeowners surveyed still believe property prices in their area will increase over the next six months. However, this figure is down from 87 per cent who shared the same sentiment when a similar survey was carried out in April by the online property portal.
Nationwide’s pre-tax profits dropped ten per cent, despite the company approving a record number of first-time buyer mortgages this year. The building society, Britain’s second biggest mortgage provider, approved 39,000 mortgages to first-time buyers in the six months ending September, up from 38,600 for the previous year. However, its profit declined to £626million, down from £696m for the same period last year when the firm benefitted from the £100m sale of a stake in Visa Europe.
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".