The Board of Trade is to be revived as an advisory body to attract more inward investment to the UK and boost exports. The government has given it the aim of spreading the benefits of free trade across the country. The Board's first meeting will be in Bristol on Thursday, with the involvement of "prominent figures" in business and politics. The International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, said it would promote a "culture exporting and investing".
The UK arm of eBay paid just £1.6m in corporation tax last year, even though the US company had total revenues from its UK operations of $1.32bn. Ebay is a huge international business that makes money mainly from advertisers and the commission on sales made through its auction site. The company declined to explain how its UK revenues were not booked though its UK business. An eBay spokesman said its tax affairs were entirely legal.
Dyson, the engineering company best known for its vacuum cleaners and fans, plans to make an electric car. Customers will have to wait until after 2020 when the firm plans to start selling the battery-powered car. Dyson says it has 400 staff developing the car at its headquarters in Malmesbury in Wiltshire, with a factory site yet to be chosen. Company founder Sir James Dyson said his firm would spend £2bn on the project. He declined to give further details of the project.
@northernline your useless service today disgusted me and wasted my time. Your devious station announcements were dishonest. What was the point of spending billions of pounds "upgrading" your signalling?
Why has the gullible media failed to probe P. Patel's "family holiday" in Israel? It was anything but a holiday! Who organised and paid for a trip to meet 12 govt officials and go on a day trip to the Golan Heights?
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".