Houston in 2017 had the best job growth in three years, a sign not of how good things are, but of how crushing the two-year oil downturn was for the region's employment growth. The metropolitan area's economy added about 45,000 jobs last year, nearly triple the 16,000 gained in 2016 and a solid rebound from 2015, when the region lost about 800 jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.
The online retailer Amazon.com eliminated Houston as a candidate for its second headquarters on Thursday, making it the largest U.S. city taken out of the running for the coveted $5 billion campus that would house a skilled and well-paid workforce of up to 50,000. The Seattle tech giant's snub of Houston was all the more stinging for its inclusion of Austin and Dallas – not to mention Newark, N.J. – on a short list of 20 potential sites.
U.S. shale drillers are expected to hike crude production by the most since August this month as crude prices hover near a two-year high, the Energy Department said. The Energy Information Administration this week projected daily output from seven major U.S. shale plays to rise by 111,000 barrels to 6.5 million barrels in February, led by a swift rise in the Permian Basin in West Texas. Producers in the Permian are forecast to lift production by 76,000 barrels a day to 2.87 million barrels a day.
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".