What headline-grabbing measure is Chancellor Philip Hammond likely to favour this week – the one by which this Budget will be defined? “Phil the Builder” could well be the cartoon image on the newspaper stands should he bow to pressure to boost the housing sector – from a big lift to local authority housebuilding budgets to Stamp Duty relief for first-time buyers. Or “Phil the Austerity Buster”, with bold plans to let rip with badly needed capital spending and infrastructure projects.
Philip Hammond should fill his ears with wax to avoid numerous pleas for a spending spree, writes Bill Jamieson. Ahead of his Budget next Wednesday, pressure has mounted on him to come to the rescue with bold new announcements to help lift the grim mood that now grips the government and the country. Spending lobbies are in full cry urging higher spending, the NHS is to the fore. Welfare services, local councils, housebuilders and the defence lobby are close behind.
Cautious funds have powerful allure, but their very nature can often make them too hesitant, writes Bill Jamieson. I have never been a great fan of “cautious managed” funds. They are a hugely popular sector of the investment management industry. Professional advisers and pension fund trustees love them: you will never get fired for putting clients in a cautious fund. But straddling as they do fixed interest and equity markets, such funds are neither fish nor fowl.
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".