But the current euphoria for marijuana investments is identical to the irrational exuberance of the ill-fated dot-com era of the late 1990s, which yielded exactly one change-the-world success story – Amazon.com Inc.Late last month, the $9.8-billion (sales) Constellation Brands Inc. of upstate New York paid $245 million for a 9.9 per cent stake in Canopy Growth, world’s largest publicly traded marijuana company.
And a U.S. activist investor with a 4.8 per cent stake in HBC is threatening a proxy war to install directors on HBC’s board who will break up the 347-year-old company. That outcome actually seems palatable compared to the HBC chaos at hand. In June, HBC laid off 2,000 employees. It is struggling to make a success of an ill-advised European expansion, and has repeatedly shuffled its top managers. HBC shares have dropped about 60 per cent since 2015.
Nov. 4 will long be remembered as a night of the long knives in the Arab world, since the size and scope of the Saudi dragnet is unprecedented in the Middle East. At least two dozen other prominent Saudis, including four sitting cabinet ministers, former government ministers, and business moguls, have also been arrested. Saudi Arabia’s once powerful finance minister and the head of the National Guard have been fired and charged with corruption.
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".