HUNTINGTON, West Virginia – Jeffrey Stevens* hit rock bottom early last year when he was arrested in his birthday suit. Strung out on painkillers and methamphetamines, his bare feet aching, Stevens, an unemployed, 13-year veteran of the coal industry, sighted a four-wheeler next to a rural house. He got on and drove off. But the vehicle belonged to the county sheriff, security cameras captured the incident, and the 39-year-old ended up in jail.
Lourenco Goncalves was leafing through the pages of the Wall Street Journal one morning in early 2014 when he read that activist hedge fund Casablanca Capital was agitating for management and board changes at Cliffs Natural Resources, one of the largest producers of iron ore pellets in North America. Brazilian-born Goncalves had recently retired at age 55 after two successful runs as a CEO in the U.S.
Remco Maintenance, a company managed by Lynn Tilton and Patriarch Partners, is in the process of liquidating its remaining assets following an abrupt closure late last month, according to three former employees. The latest shutdown by a borrower in the Zohar portfolio comes amid ongoing disputes between Patriarch and the new collateral manager, Alvarez & Marsal, over control of the underlying companies.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".