If you don't already know of a reputable mechanic, taking your car for repairs can leave you with more problems than you started with.It's one reason auto repair is consistently among the top consumer complaints in the country.The latest Checkbook.org ratings are based on feedback from actual auto repair customers in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties.Checkbook's Kevin Brasler says too many people fail to do a basic background check on shops they've never used.
WASH. STATE - Once our state's new distracted driving law takes effect on July 23rd, holding your cell phone while you're behind the wheel can earn you a $136 ticket. Second-time offenders will receive a $235 ticket and a distracted driving citation that could affect insurance rates.It doesn't matter if you're at a stop light, stopped for an open bridge, or waiting for a long train to pass.
If you have a bank account, chances are your bank has a contract clause that requires you to go through arbitration if you feel you've been harmed by company practices.Your credit card company likely also has a mandatory arbitration clause that prevents you from joining with other consumers to take them to court.Under the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule, mandatory arbitration that blocks your right to particpate in a class action suit will be history.As the CFBP's website video...
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".