It might seem surprising that North Dakota, one of the northernmost and coldest states in the nation, is the bees' knees for honey production. It produces more honey than any other state. In summertime, North Dakota's climate is just right. It's conducive to flowers' production of nectar, which bees use to make honey.
The online retailing giant Amazon is reportedly looking to expand its role in the grocery world with new brick-and-mortar convenience stores and curbside pick-up locations. The Wall Street Journal said members of Amazon's same-day delivery subscription service would have exclusive access to the grocery stores.
The for-profit college ITT Educational Services abruptly shut down last month, leaving 8,000 employees and 40,000 students in the lurch. ITT's bankruptcy also means virtually everything it owns is for sale, from office and classroom furniture to 30 real estate properties with plenty of room for parking.
Several media reports are fueling speculation that the troubled social media giant Twitter is an acquisition target. Its bidders allegedly include Salesforce.com, which sells online software for sales and marketing, along with Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Walt Disney Co. The Wall Street Journal said the cost of acquiring Twitter could run upwards of $20 billion.
Grocery retailers are dealing with big price declines in products like eggs, meat and dairy. Lower prices can mean lower sales. Costco, which sells a lot of groceries, isn't immune. But it's got a not-so-secret weapon: its membership fee, which starts at $55 a year.
In the late 90s, many farmers went all in on biotech crops, whose genetics have been tweaked to do things like repel insects or resist herbicides. Today, about 90 percent of the corn and soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified.
As driverless cars go from sci-fi to reality, Americans are watching the birth of a revolutionary new industry - and the government wants to play more of a role in shaping it. The Obama Administration has released guidelines to get makers of self-driving cars to share more information about their safety systems proactively, instead of having them hash everything out on their own.
ITT Educational Services is ceasing operations Friday, leaving more than 8,000 employees out of work. The for-profit education firm is shuttering more than 130 campuses nationwide after the Department of Education cut off access to federal financial aid for new students. For-profit colleges have been floundering as regulators scrutinize their recruiting tactics, costs and job placement rates.
Bayer AG and Monsanto are the latest agribusiness giants hoping that a merger will help them better weather a downturn in the agricultural economy. Monsanto is the world's largest supplier of genetically modified seeds and the maker of the weed killer Round-up. Bayer is better known for its pharmaceuticals.
About 18 months ago, Rex Stults at Napa Valley Vintners learned something he found worrisome. "It was brought to our attention that a winemaker, far from the state of California, somewhere in the South, was importing grapes from here and putting Napa Valley on the label of those wines," said Stults, the trade group's government affairs director.
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
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".