Ash Grove Cement Co.'s largest customer soon will be its new owner. The Overland Park-based cement company entered into a definitive merger agreement with CRH PLC. The $3.5 billion deal is expected to close in late 2017 or early 2018, pending shareholder and regulatory approval. Ash Grove's board of directors unanimously approved the deal, which will include a cash merger consideration that's estimated to range between $449 and $454 per share.
The University of Kansas Health System and joint-venture partner Ardent Health Services received the green light on $90 million in revenue bonds to make building improvements and grow staff at St. Francis Health in Topeka, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports. The Shawnee County Commission voted Monday to approve issuing the bonds, which the hospital's new owners will use toward creating 687 jobs over 10 years and investing $75 million in facility and equipment improvements.
While Kansas City is most definitely a barbecue town, it's proving that its culinary expertise stretches much further than burnt ends and ribs. For a second year, the James Beard Foundation has tapped Kansas City as a destination for its Taste America Tour. And now, it's landed on Thrillist's list of the "9 Surprisingly Great U.S. Food Cities You Have to Visit."
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".