Cue the music, string up the lights. For retailers, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. There are 37 shopping days until Christmas. As more Americans shop online, traditional stores have been forced to get creative if they want to stay in business. "I am so ready to spend money. I want to break the bank account and I want to go home with no regrets," said shopper Lynn Schmeisser.
Long-term care is a tricky issue that is likely to impact a majority of Americans. According to the government, 70 percent of people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their lives. Although most of the care comes from unpaid caregivers (generally family members or friends), those who require more care are finding that the cost is rising.
Last week, investors yawned as the bull market continued to roar. US stocks closed at new all-time highs–on the same day–for the 27th time in 2017. For the Dow it was the 59th closing high this year, the 53rd for the S&P 500, and the 64th for the NASDAQ. This is the second longest bull market on record (the longest was 1982-2000), but there is a missing element to the current bull: investor euphoria. Remember the late 1990s, when everyone was talking about stocks?
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".