Plumber quoted female customers up to 53 per cent more than they quoted men for the same job Monkey Business Images/REX/ShutterstockPlumbers are routinely overcharging women, an investigation has found. In the latest example of sexist pricing, female customers were quoted up to 53 per cent more than men for the same job. Plumbers also appeared to be exploiting older people, with pensioners quoted up to a third more than people of working age, the study found.
A Times investigation has found that Amazon is varying what it charges consumers on an unprecedented scaleTo save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. Shoppers are paying hugely different amounts for the same products from Britain’s biggest internet retailer, which is changing some prices almost every day. Others can more than quadruple over a year.
Black box technologies in cars give updates on driving performance and advice to drivers via apps on their smartphones Chris Radburn/PABlack boxes that monitor the driving habits of young people have saved 100 lives since they were introduced seven years ago, according to an analysis of road accident statistics. Official figures show that the number of deaths and serious injuries among 17 to 24-year-olds has fallen by 25 per cent since 2010 when telematics became widely used.
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".