Angela Merkel looks to have a comfortable lead in the race to become the next Chancellor of Germany, according to early exit polls, although her CDU party will not win an outright majority in Sunday's federal elections. Merkel's Christian Democrats and their sister party, the Christian Socialists, have polled at only around 32.5%, according to the first official exit polls, a much lower percentage than was earned in the previous election and possibly the worst result sin 1949.
The pound fell sharply against the U.S. dollar Friday after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed plans to leave both the European Single Market and the Customs Union when its Brexit negotiations are complete. May said that she recognised that the EU's "four freedoms" -- the movement of goods, capital, labor and services -- were indivisible and thus Britain would not seek Single Market membership once it has left, given its desire to control its own immigration policy.
Commerzbank AG (CRZBY) shares rose to the top of the German market Thursday after a report suggested the country's second-largest lender to a merger with Italy's UniCredit SpA (UNCFF) . Reuters reported late Wednesday that UniCredit, Italy's biggest bank, had made early approaches to authorities in Germany in order to sound-out support for a merger between the two lenders once UniCredit's ongoing turnaround is complete.
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".