British car owners affected by the Volkswagen emission scandal could finally be in line for compensation as a class action for claims in England and Wales is close to getting the green light. Law firm Your Lawyers said it would act as a lead solicitor to represent 10,000 UK drivers who bought VW cars fitted with emission-cheating devices - and that legal action was likely to get the go-ahead in March.
BP is approaching the end of the settlements for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill but it expects cash payments for 2018 to come in $1billion higher than it previously thought. The oil giant, which had paid out a total $62billion for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster as of December, said full-year cash payments would be $3billion instead of its previous estimate of $2billion.
First-time buyers have seen the biggest rise in asking prices as the resent stamp duty exemption contributed to boost demand and push values higher, new analysis suggests. Two-bedroom or smaller homes, the typical target of first-time buyers, have seen monthly asking prices rise 1.1 per cent – ahead of second-stepper properties at 0.4 per cent and top-of-the-ladder homes at 0.8 per cent, according to research by online estate agent Rightmove.
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".