Tesco is handing an inflation-busting pay rise to 235,000 staff. The supermarket giant, Britain’s biggest private sector employer, will increase the base pay for store and "fulfilment centre" workers by 10.5% over the next two years in three stages. Store staff currently get £7.62 an hour - just 12p above the National Living Wage for over 25 year olds. That will go to £8.02 an hour in November, then £8.18 next July and finally £8.42 an hour in November 2018.
The Bank of England should consider reducing interest rates to zero, says a former policy chief. Professor David Blanchflower reckons falling shop sales, a slowing economy and fears over Brexit could spell trouble aheadHis intervention comes amid growing expectations the base rate is set to be raised. Prof Blanchflower warned the Bank should “definitely not” do this. He said: “Retail sales and car sales are falling.
The resignation this week of Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick comes as the success of the £58billion cab firm stalls. Kalanick, who has a personal fortune of nearly £5billion, remains on the board and points to family circumstances – his mother died in a boating accident less than a month ago – as the explanation for his decision.
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".