Democrats are kicking off their national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina today, and with the Republican version in the rearview it's safe to say we have entered the very heart of election season. But does it even matter? Roger Altman, former U.S. deputy Treasury secretary, says that when it comes to the country's economy it may not. In an op-ed piece in today's Financial Times, Altman cites five factors that could result in an economic surge over the next four years.
It's hard to avoid the seemingly endless stories of doom and gloom coming out of Europe. Every piece of good news seems to have less and less impact, and most would have you believe that the EU is hurtling towards the cliff. It's no wonder then, that investors have stayed away from European exposure like the plague. But Scott Bleier of Create Capital says it's time to ignore all that talk and examine at least a few European stocks that are poised to surprise.
The veil of secrecy has been lifted moving Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 5 from rumor to reality. Will the new must-have gadget send Apple shares even higher up in the stratosphere? Breakout welcomed technology guru and principal at GVA Research, David Garrity, to help break down today's announcement. "I think the stock's in a situation where over the next three to six months it probably outperforms the S&P 500," Garrity says. What will prompt the continued market success for the Cupertino tech giant?
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".