This morning's U.S. Census population clock ticked along about 325.3 million people, with a net new one added just about every count of 10. Meanwhile--not unnoticed, of course--our population has gotten older. Despite all the noise about Millennials being the nation's largest population of adults, the median age for all-age Americans has gone up from 35.3 years in April 2000, to 37.9 years in July 2016, a 7% increase in the median age in 16 years.
Sometimes we take for granted how households work in the economy. Together, U.S. households, and what they spend money on, account for two of every three of the economy's GDP dollars. At a unit level, households reflect basic ways a family gains purchase or traction as family members try to improve their financial wherewithal, options, mobility, and the like. Homes and their proximity to workplaces are one of the clearest illustrations of how households generate and sustain economic viability.
Headline data for Friday's housing starts and permits data release show a downward spike, to 1.092 million, a 5.5% sequential (month-to-month) decline. Calculated Risk blogger and economics observer Bill McBride called this a "weak report and [was] well below consensus," as he noted that the May 2017 figure was 2.4% lower than the same month a year earlier.
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".