Along with a decision to start reducing the amount of bonds it holds, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday will be releasing the so-called dot plot, the interest-rate forecasts of its members, and it will be keenly awaited by the market. “It is a direct look at whether they want [a December rate hike],” said Kevin Cummings, senior U.S. economist at NatWest. “It is a good guide of their base case for the rest of the year,” he said. Economists looking for a lower rate path are likely to be disappointed.
Income inequality has always been with us. Ever since humans started farming, some have done better than others. The pattern holds from the Stone Age through Ancient Rome to World War II. Has anything leveled the gap between the rich and poor? Walter Scheidel, a professor of Roman History at Stanford University, in his new book, “The Great Leveler,” says only the so-called “four horsemen” of war, disease, state collapse and revolution have succeeded in leveling income.
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — A gauge of New York-area manufacturing retreated only slightly in September after hitting the highest level in three years in the prior month, according to data released Friday. The Empire State manufacturing survey slipped to 24.4 in September from 25.2 in August. Economists had expected activity to pull back to a 19 reading, according to a survey by Econoday, in the gauge where readings above zero indicate improving conditions.
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".