If Toys "R" Us Inc.'s bankruptcy follows the model of other retailers filing this year, some of its 1,600 stores will close. And that's a big deal because the specialty retailer takes up some substantial real estate where it resides. According to eMarketer, a traditional Toys "R" Us store typically ranges from 20,000 to 50,000 square feet, and Babies "R" Us stores range from 30,000 to 55,000 square feet.
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway's newest audit highlights how $67 million from the state's legal expense fund went untracked, The Pitch reports. The Auditor's report [PDF] found that "systems in place to track LEF activity are insufficient to adequately monitor fund activity for administrative purposes, or to adequately estimate fund activity for budgetary purposes."
In a region where collaboration is key, the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure its part of the area's bid for Amazon.com Inc.'s second headquarters. Brad Lau, vice president for economic development, said the chamber is "presenting two pad-ready sites in the city of St. Joseph to the Kansas City Area Development Council." According to the (St. Joseph) News-Press Now,Lau is a committee member on the KCADC's site selection group, which held its first meeting on Thursday.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".