A gregarious public relations man named Ivan Luckin brought a rather radical idea to his colleagues at a City of London committee meeting in 1966: He was looking to sell the deteriorating London Bridge — for a whopping million pounds. One city official retorted, “Mr. Luckin, do you really believe someone would pay that sum for a heap of stones?”The someone turned out to be Robert P. McCulloch, an American industrialist who made his name in chain saw manufacturing.
Maybe you’ve felt the nation’s housing squeeze in a rising rent check, an eye-popping property tax bill or a bidding war for your dream home. The problem lies, in part, with Economics 101. New housing supply fell 330,000 units short of new demand last year. The analysis from the Urban Institute, a think tank, paints a grim picture for those struggling with high housing costs. It’s partially an overcorrection from when the housing bubble burst in 2008.
Fiscal hawk policymakers often liken the federal budget to a family spending plan — an analogy that’s too simplistic, in part because families don’t have to spend a big chunk of their incomes defending against potential invaders. But there is a direct relationship between federal spending habits and those of Average Janes. If the national debt stays on its present course …An average family will be $16,000 worse off by 2047 because of a diminished economy. Here’s why.
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".