Construction materials company Martin Marietta Materials is bolstering its presence in the Southeast by acquiring a privately held producer of crushed stone, gravel and concrete blocks for $1.625 billion in cash. Raleigh-based Martin Marietta announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire Bluegrass Materials, which is headquartered in Florida and operates nearly two dozen sites in five states: Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Wall Street analysts are upbeat about a published report that pharmaceutical services giant QuintilesIMS is contemplating selling its contract sales business, a move they would consider a plus for shareholders. Reuters, citing unidentified sources familiar with the matter, reported that QuintilesIMS, which has dual headquarters in Durham and Danbury, Conn., has hired investment bank Goldman Sach to explore a sale of its contract sales business.
Red Hat shares rose more than 10 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday after the business software company reported robust quarterly results that were once again led by strong growth in its cloud offerings. The Raleigh-based business, which has more than 10,700 employees company-wide and 1,400-plus locally, posted revenue of $677 million for its fiscal first quarter that ended May 31. That was a 19 increase from a year ago, or a 20 percent gain after adjusting for currency fluctuations.
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".