The Elbert Files: Beyond the money Jann Freed, who teaches leadership development and change management in the Des Moines area, tells this story: Not long ago, she was working with a large insurance company that had offered an incentive package to workers eligible for retirement. About 80 employees received the offer, which Freed described as lucrative. In fact, the retirement package was so good, she said, top executives figured they’d probably never offer it again.
The new federal tax law has already provided a welcome boost of more than $100 million for Iowa nonprofits, cities and schools districts. The extra cash is more of an early payment than new money and will ultimately complicate planning for many. That’s especially true for state officials, where unexpected tax deductions will wreak havoc with revenue estimates that are already shaky. The new standard deduction is responsible for a lot of recent activity and confusion.
The Elbert Files: Alike but different During an autumn trip to upstate New York, my wife and I visited Lindenwald, the home of our eighth president, Martin Van Buren, near Kinderhook. The day before, we’d toured Franklin Roosevelt’s Hyde Park home 50 miles south. I was struck by the similarities between two of our best- and least-known chief executives.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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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
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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".