US stocks finished higher on Wednesday thanks to some well-received corporate news, as investors looked ahead the Federal Reserve statement on interest rates and its balance sheet unwinding. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 0.45% at 21,711.01, the S&P 500 ended 0.03% higher at 2,477.83 and the Nasdaq 100 was 0.34% firmer at 5,950.73.
Say the words ‘banking’ or ‘taxes’ to any contractor or freelancer and you’d surely send shivers down their spine. The two activities have traditionally been unnecessarily painful for anyone in business on their own - and they continue to be. But London startup Coconut, based just off the city’s Silicon Roundabout tech hub, is hoping to change all of that. Digital Look’s Josh White chatted with co-founder Sam O’Connor. Fintech startups are a dime a dozen in London.
Fees for bringing action against an employer in a tribunal have come to an end, after the Supreme Court ruled them unlawful this morning. The government would now pay back the £32m in fees it has collected since introducing the fees of up to £1,200 in 2013. At the time, the Conservatives said the fees were intended to reduce the number of cases being brought with malicious intent, or with weak evidence.
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".