New applications for unemployment benefits dropped by 23,000 to 259,000 in the second full week of the month, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, keeping intact a two-and-a-half year streak of claims below the 300,000 mark. The plunge was unexpected good news, as forecasters had expected new claims to edge above 300,000 thanks to the massive disruptions caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which have pushed up claims in the past two weeks.
The CEOs of Equifax and Wells Fargo will testify before the Senate Banking Committee in early October to explain their companies' mistreatment of customers, the panel announced Thursday. Wells Fargo's Timothy Sloan will appear before the committee on Oct. 3, and then Equifax's Richard Smith will appear the next day. Multiple House committees also are planning oversight hearings for Equifax, which recently announced a breach that compromised the data of 143 million Americans.
Republicans are split on a strategy for moving tax reform legislation through Congress, one week before they are supposed to release a document outlining their plan to overhaul the tax code. In other words, Republicans not only don't have consensus on the content of a tax plan, they also haven't agreed on how to go about legislating one.
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".