Associated Banc-Corp said Thursday that it is buying Milwaukee-based Bank Mutual in an all stock transaction worth $482 million. Green Bay-based Associated is already the largest bank based in Wisconsin and the deal announced late Thursday will solidify that position. Associated serves more than a million customers in 100 communities across eight states. Bank Mutual serves more than 120,000 customer accounts through banking locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Frontier Airlines said Tuesday it will add nonstop seasonal service from Milwaukee to Miami and Tampa as part of an aggressive expansion that the company says will add 21 new destinations and 85 new routes to its network. Frontier controls about 6% of the passenger market at Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport. From Milwaukee, Frontier already flies nonstop to Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Fort Myers, Fla., Las Vegas, Orlando, Philadelphia and Phoenix.
If you are in the market for a cheap airline ticket, now would be a pretty good time to go shopping. A combination of new routes coming to Milwaukee as well as oil prices hovering below $50 a barrel have combined to drive airfares to levels that seem almost ridiculous. Frontier Airlines, for example, this week was advertising fares as low as $29 one-way to limited markets with a limited number of seats on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, not including such things as baggage and other fees.
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".