Chemicals firm Johnson Matthey's shares soared after the firm said it would invest £200m into expanding its battery material technology business. The company will plough an initial investment of up to £200m from 2018 to capitalise on growing demand for electric vehicles. Johnson Matthey said the overall market could be worth more than $30bn (£22bn) in sales once battery electric vehicles make up around 10 per cent of the market.
Shares in inhaler maker Vectura dropped as much as 14 per cent today after the firm reported losses widened in the first half of the year. Vectura's loss before tax grew to £44.5m in the six months to the end of June from a loss of £22.4m the previous year, mainly as a result of an amortisation charge of £53.3m related to its £441m merger with Skyepharma last year. Recurring revenue increased 26.1 per cent to £71m from £56.3m the year before.
The government today revealed plans to free up Britain's roads and cut roadwork delays by half. The Department for Transport wants to start charging utility firms, such as energy or phone companies, by the hour for digging up the highways. Transport minister Chris Grayling said roadworks are "the bane of drivers’ lives" and the plans would avoid them taking place at the busiest time of the day.
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".