Depending on where you live, summer cooling bills can be a rude reminder of how energy costs affect household budgeting. But expensive air-conditioning is only one of the reasons the average American home spends about 14 percent of pretax income on energy, according to the United States Department of Labor. A recent study by the website WalletHub compared the monthly amounts spent on heating, cooling, lighting and driving in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The United States home market saw a surge of foreign buyers in the last year, according to a new survey by the National Association of Realtors. From April 2016 to March 2017, foreign buyers, both United States residents and nonresidents, spent $153 billion on residential real estate here, a 49 percent increase over the same period a year earlier. (These purchases made up about 10 percent of the total spent on existing homes, compared with 7 percent the previous year.)
Night-shift workers benefit from New York City’s 24-hour subways, but not everyone’s neighborhood is equally well served. So StreetEasy recently looked at safe, affordable places to live if you happen to be a late-night commuter. Only areas that could be reached from Union Square in no more than 35 minutes, from 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., were considered. A maximum median rent of $2,500 was another neighborhood requirement. Crime statistics and subway delays were also factored in.
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".