I walked into my college newspaper to tame errant punctuation marks but got hooked on journalism by public-interest digging. I'm especially interested in the transparency and accountability of public servants and public money at the hyper-local level. I also have a soft spot for public health and...
If you do much of any spending, you’ve surely received the pitch or seen it in an ad or commercial: You pay no interest for the first six months, one year or maybe even two years. This type of promotion, technically known as a deferred interest, is often offered by store credit cards. But the federal government is crying foul. The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, or CFPB, recently issued letters to top retail credit card companies about the practice of deferred-interest financing.
The Federal Reserve System raised its benchmark federal funds rate to a range between 1 and 1.25 percent Wednesday. This is the second increase so far this year — already more than the one hike made in 2016. But it’s unlikely to be the last hike of 2017.
Making even one 30-days-late payment on a debt can cause your FICO credit score to plummet by 60 to 110 points. But what happens to your credit score when the late payment is eventually purged from your credit history? The credit scoring company Fair Isaac Corp., or FICO, recently set out to answer this question by analyzing its data on U.S. consumers who had a serious delinquency — meaning a debt that was at least 90 days past due — between 2009 and 2010.
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".