Shares in Costa Coffee owner Whitbread leapt almost 8pc after a US hedge fund took a stake in the firm, sparking speculation that it could be broken up. New York-based Sachem Head Capital Management now holds 3.4pc of Whitbread, which also owns Premier Inn, sending the share price up 7.6pc, or 280p, to 3990p. Sachem Head is headed by Scott Ferguson, the protege of billionaire activist investor Bill Ackman, and has a reputation for pressing management teams to overhaul their companies.
Virgin Money is preparing to revise its affordability requirements to ensure its loan limit for certain customers is brought in line with the rest of the market. Peter Rogerson, commercial director for mortgage and savings, wouldn’t reveal the precise details of the changes, but said the lender would be adapting its stance towards customers it had previously exercised caution with in terms of its loan limit.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed consumers’ rights and protections, including any derived from EU legislation, will be unaffected by Brexit. In a statement following news that the UK has voted to leave the European Union, the FCA said a Brexit will have no impact on regulation governed by EU legislation unless government and parliament choose to step in.
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".