Better than expected third-quarter trading at the Primark retail chain cheered investors who pushed shares in its owner Associated British Foods up by more than 6 per cent on Thursday. ABF reported a 13 per cent increase in constant currency sales at Primark in the 40 weeks to June 24, with particularly strong growth in the last 16 weeks. The increase in total revenue was driven by growth in like-for-like sales as well as new store openings.
The great debate Macron came out on top against Le Pen in a particularly vitriolic presidential television debate on Wednesday, according to polling.. During the showdown – which was watched by some 16.5m people – the two clashed on the euro, radical Islam, immigration and jobs. Commentators said Mr Macron was able to remain calm and presidential in the face of a barrage of personal attacks and jibes from Ms Le Pen.
The FT’s Paul McClean reports from Brussels that the European Commission has defended its decision to publicly back Emmanuel Macron after his victory in the first round of the French elections, saying the election offered a choice between “those who defend what Europe represents, and those who aim to destroy it.”“France is a central pillar of the EU, said Margaritis Schinas, chief spokesman at the European Commission on Monday afternoon.
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".