By Andy Giegerich – Digital Managing Editor, Portland Business Journal Jan 19, 2018, 7:51am PST Taking a deep breath here...Amazon ... Nike/Avangrid ... Vacasa. Yesterday was a great news day. Here are a few items that landed late Thursday that'll ease you into the end of a short, but active, week. What do you zinc? How much news went down yesterday? So much that an $11 million fundraise — which would've merited a news alert from us on any other day — barely registered.
As Friday morning became Friday afternoon on the West Coast, the likelihood of a federal government shutdown seemingly increased several-fold. The chasm between what Congress and the Trump administration want, in regard to a short-term spending bill needed to keep the government operating, isn't closing. Both sides said talks will continue. From our publishing siblings at the Washington Business Journal comes these possibilities should an agreement not be reached until midnight.
This year's U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will have a Beaver State pedigree. The U.S. Forest Service revealed Friday morning that Oregon will provide the 2018 Capitol Christmas Tree. The tree will serve as "a gift from the Willamette National Forest and the state of Oregon to the people of the United States." It will sit on the Capitol building's West Lawn starting in December. The tree will be cut from the Sweet Home Ranger District.
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".