It turns out diversity may be good for the economy, after all. In contrast to some election year rhetoric over immigration's negative impact on the U.S., new research shows that it can deliver economic benefits in the communities where newcomers settle.
Consumer confidence rose last week from a three-month low as Americans felt better about the economy, their financial situation and the buying climate, according to the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday.
Consumer confidence in the U.S. rose less than forecast in August, reflecting a pullback in views on personal finances among younger Americans. The University of Michigan's preliminary index of sentiment climbed to 90.4 from a three-month low of 90 in July, according to a report Friday.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a millennial in possession of a decent salary, must be in want of an affordable piece of sushi. That, however, is increasingly hard to come by. Bloomberg's Sushinomics Cost-of-Living Index has tracked the price of the standard spicy tuna and California rolls in major metropolitan areas over five years, including the 2012 and this year's election cycle.
Donald Trump fleshed out his economic agenda with a speech in Detroit on Monday. The Republican presidential nominee said he'd roll out more details in the coming weeks. We look at some of Trump's main promises so far, and how his strategy compares with both the current situation and the ideas from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Consumer confidence in the U.S. was little changed last week as an improvement in sentiment about the economy was tempered by weaker views about personal finances and the buying climate, according to the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday.
Ron Levitt could have retired 16 years ago when he sold his bustling optometry practice in Rocky Hill, Conn. Instead, he kept his white coat on, found two part-time gigs seeing patients and continued working. Today Levitt, 74, spends all of the money he earns on vacations with his wife and golf-club memberships.
Ron Levitt could have retired 16 years ago when he sold his bustling optometry practice in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Instead, he kept his white coat on, found two part-time gigs seeing patients and continued working. Today Levitt, 74, spends all of the money he earns on vacations with his wife and golf-club memberships.
Ron Levitt could have retired 16 years ago, when he sold his bustling optometry practice in Rocky Hill, Conn. Instead, he kept his white coat on, found two part-time gigs seeing patients and continued working. Today, Levitt, 74, spends all of the money he earns on vacations with his wife and golf club memberships.
The U.S. economy stumbled in the first half of 2016 as companies retrenched, leaving consumers to shoulder the burden of sustaining growth heading into the presidential election. A 4.2 percent gain in household purchases in the second quarter, among the biggest of the current expansion, was the lone bright spot in an otherwise bleary picture as the economy had its worst first half since 2011.
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
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".