Staples Inc. chief executive Shira Goodman says she’s determined to put her company on a growth track again. But the Framingham office supplier appears ready to attempt that feat away from Wall Street’s watchful eyes, under private ownership. Talks with private equity firm Sycamore Partners seem to be nearing a resolution. Reuters reported Wednesday that Sycamore could unveil a Staples acquisition as soon as next week, possibly for more than $6 billion.
One of the biggest independent companies in the state’s clean-tech sector won’t be independent for much longer. EnerNOC Inc. said on Thursday that its board has agreed to sell the energy management company to Italian energy giant Enel, to be folded into its North American green power subsidiary. The deal is valued at more than $300 million, including EnerNOC’s net debt. Enel will pay EnerNOC shareholders $7.67 a share for the company, a 42 percent premium to the firm’s closing price on Wednesday.
The Baker administration wants us to believe its latest plan to extract millions of dollars from employers to pay for health care has been warmly and widely embraced by the business community. If only it were that simple. Sure, many major business groups offered praise (the Greater Boston Chamber being a notable exception) after Governor Charlie Baker’s aides revealed their solution Tuesday to a big budget problem involving the state’s insurance program for the poor known as MassHealth.
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".