Most people don’t enjoy socking away money for retirement. But it usually beats the alternative. The state’s convention center authority is wrestling with a similar dilemma, on a much larger scale. An accounting rule took effect more than two years ago requiring state agencies to move pension liabilities onto their balance sheets. But the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority had no money set aside for retirees’ pensions at the time, MCCA officials say.
Finding money to fix up worn-out housing projects isn’t easy these days. That’s one reason why the Baker administration is pushing an overhaul of laws governing how housing authorities can team up with private developers. The goal: to make it easier for these partnerships to take place. Top aides Jay Ash and Chrystal Kornegay will appear before the Legislature’s housing committee tomorrow to make the administration’s case; the changes are included in a broader bond bill that Baker filed.
House Speaker Paul Ryan visited New Balance’s factory in Lawrence today to talk about tax reform, one of the next big-ticket issues on Congress’s agenda. But New Balance chairman Jim Davis is already benefiting from another piece of legislation, one that passed last year under the Obama administration. The Department of Defense is finally getting serious about buying American-made running shoes. The Pentagon was initially reluctant.
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".