Volkswagen AG indicated that the second half of 2017 will be tougher amid intense competition, wobbly economies and continuing fallout from the diesel-emissions scandal nearly two years after the cheating revelations emerged. While the German automaker slightly upgraded its full-year revenue forecast to growth of more than 4 percent, the outlook for its 2017 operating profit margin remained unchanged at a range of 6 percent to 7 percent.
Volkswagen AG defended the practice of talking with rivals about general technical developments, calling discussions with peers a commonplace way to foster innovation. “This brings benefits in many respects, not least for customers, because innovative solutions become available more quickly and at a lower price than costlier individual solutions,” VW said Wednesday in an emailed statement following an extraordinary supervisory meeting.
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, under fire for the luxury automaker's role in parent Volkswagen Group's emissions-cheating scandal, is counting on the new-generation A8 and other new models to appease his critics. Unveiling the latest version of the flagship sedan in Barcelona Tuesday -- surrounded by spinning cars and flashing lights -- the CEO only hinted briefly at his mounting troubles as he described the new A8's self-driving prowess and Audi's upcoming lineup of SUVs and electric vehicles.
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".