The numbers: Industrial production surged 1.1% in February, the strongest gain since last October, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. The gain in output was well above Wall Street expectations of a 0.5% increase. What happened: Manufacturing, construction and the energy sector had strong gains, more than offsetting a drop in utility output. Manufacturing output jumped 1.2% in February, the biggest gain since October. Mining output rose 4.3%, helped by strong oil and gas extraction and coal mining.
The Federal Reserve is expected to get more hawkish next week, but only around the edges. “It is not a bold forecast to argue that there will be a hawkish undertone from the meeting...[but] they will be baby steps rather than moving in leaps and bounds,” said Michelle Meyer, senior U.S. economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in a note to clients. Meyers said the Fed is likely to stick to its December forecast of three rate hikes.
The numbers: Two gauges of manufacturing sentiment reflected continued solid activity in March, according to data released Thursday. The Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index slipped a bit to a reading of 22.3 in March from 25.8 in February. Economists had expected a a reading of 23. The Empire State Index, which had been lagging Philly, jumped to a reading of 22.5 in March from 13.1 in February, the New York Fed said. Economists had expected a reading of 15.
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".