CAPITAL REGION -- Do you hear what I hear, buzzing through the sky? Drones are forecast to be a hot holiday gift again this Christmas. The Consumer Technology Association expects 3.4 million of them to be purchased in the United States, 40 percent more than in 2016. Nearly half that total -- 1.6 million -- will be bought during the holiday season, the CTA predicted. That's a 31 percent increase over the 2016 holiday season.
SCHENECTADY — Municipal and business leaders appealed Tuesday for area residents to support their local merchants this weekend even as mass-market and big-box retailers bombard them with holiday shopping promotions. The campaign is called Small Business Saturday, and at a news conference in City Hall, Mayor Gary McCarthy noted a key distinction between it and Black Friday: The money spent at locally owned stores stays in and benefits the community.
Ever wonder where the money is in the Capital Region? The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on Thursday released the latest part of its continuing number crunch of the American paycheck, an ocean of statistics about the money people were paid in 2016. That’s per-capita personal income: the total paid to everyone in a county, divided by the total number of people in that county, some of whom work part time or not at all.
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".