Remodelers and design-oriented pros got a new e-commerce source today when Houzz unveiled a program that gives discounts and shopping credits to pros who buy from Houzz online and refer customers to the website's store. The Houzz Trade Program has several parts:"If your business model includes buying products on behalf of clients, this will enable you to buy more profitably," Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing, said in a June 5 interview.
Lumber price hikes helped enable BMC Stock Holdings to swing to a net profit of $3.7 million in the first quarter from a year-earlier $6.8 million loss on a 4.2% rise in sales to $757.7 million, the nation's second-biggest full-service lumberyard reported today. Higher prices for framing and sheet goods accounted for 2.8 percentage points of the 4.2-point sales gain, Atlanta-based BMC estimated.
The U.S. government's decision to impose countervailing duties of up to roughly 20% on Canadian softwood lumber--with the prospect that antidumping duties later this year will push total tariffs up above 30%--has stirred up a cauldron of mixed emotions as well as concerns for what's to come. Here's a roundup:* The Canadian dollar's value dropped to 73 U.S. cents in trading April 25, its lowest close in over a year.
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".