Feb. 19 is recognized as Presidents Day across the country and those who work in the media and farmers and ranchers (and many others) will roll their eyes and joke about counterparts who work at banks and governmental offices that close in observance of the holiday.The weekend will be filled with advertisements touting larger than life caricatures of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln while offering a large rebate on buying a vehicle, piece of furniture or mattress.
In the past week the Dow Jones has dropped more than 1,000 points in one day and it came on the heels of when China says it wants to closer inspect sorghum imports as part of trade talks jockeying with the United States.Ah, the volatility.Market uncertainty is a speculator’s dream come true. I have watched my IRA account and 401(k) account go up and down like a pinball during the past week and yet I remember advice my folks and financial experts offered—“Stay with your plan. Don’t panic.
President Donald Trump delivered his first state of the union address Jan. 30 and friends and foes want to know was it Ronald Reagan-esque?For many years state of the union speeches are more about style than substance. Reactions from Congress are more about one-upsmanship rather than diplomacy.Should we really be surprised by this?The American public says it wants our presidents and members of Congress to be more civil toward one another.
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".