Time is running out if you or someone you know wants to be part of the 2018 40 Under 40 class. The application window for the 26th year of our increasingly popular program closes March 2. Once someone is nominated, a full application will be emailed within 24 hours. That's what has to be back to us no later than March 2, so if you know an up-and-comer in Central Ohio who deserves recognition for their career accomplishments and community service, consider putting their name forward - and soon.
Wendy's Co. is raising its dividend again while using other corporate cash to buy back shares. The Dublin-based fast-food chain said its board has approved raising the quarterly cash dividend from 7 cents a share to 8.5 cents, a 21 percent increase. That goes into effect with the next payment on March 15. Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) also said it would commit $175 million to share buybacks over the next three years. It said it would use cash on hand and cash from operations to fund the buyback.
Travelers are getting new flight options to some warm weather destinations. Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) begins service today from John Glenn Columbus International Airport to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Meyers, Tampa and Las Vegas. The low-cost carrier is offering sweepstakes for free tickets to mark its debut. You can go here to check fares, and be sure to review Spirit's a la carte operating model that focuses on low introductory fares with nearly all services available for a fee.
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".