Jason Kirby is a columnist and business editor at Maclean’s. Working in Toronto and Vancouver he’s covered money and politics for 13 years in papers and magazines and has been nominated for three National Magazine Awards.
Will Donald Trump kill NAFTA or won’t he? Since American voters elected Trump on his promise to tear up “the worst trade deal in the history of the world,” the world has been trying to figure out if he’s really serious. Yet divining Trump’s actual thinking on the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement has been near impossible.
The revelation that no passengers died in commercial jet crashes anywhere in the world in 2017 came as a happy surprise at the end of a turbulent year. What wasn’t a surprise? That President Donald Trump took the credit with a ‘you’re welcome’ tweet saying he’d been “very strict” with the airline industry. Never mind that Trump’s boast didn’t hold up to any level of scrutiny.
Thousands of people attended the memorial Thursday for Barry Sherman, the founder of Apotex Pharmaceuticals, and his philanthropist wife Honey. Barry, 75, and Honey, 70, were found dead in their home last Friday.
Re last tweet, as @Scott_Gilmore noted, trust in Washington has been falling since the 1960s. It reminded me of what I call the "Trump Chart": the correlation between declining trust and slowing economic growth is striking. Growth matters. https://t.co/rkWZFwt8du
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'
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".