Some experts speculate Amazon's HQ2 will let the air out of Seattle's housing market, but Glen Simecek, the president and CEO of Washington Bankers Association, said that could be a positive. "Honestly, from the standpoint of a lot of folks in the Puget Sound area, that might not be a bad thing if some of the pressure is let out of the Seattle real estate market very gradually," Simecek said. Amazon announced Thursday its 20-city short list for a $5 billion investment in a second headquarters.
Month-over-month apartment rental rates show a decrease in Seattle, according to a new study, but one Seattle commercial real estate broker said that's not surprising even in this white-hot market. Apartmentlist.com, which analyzed the rent decreases, shows rents have declined in Seattle 1.4 percent in the past month, but are still up 3 percent year-over-year.
Starbucks and Papa Murphy's are among the fastest-growing publicly traded restaurants in the country, bucking the trend across the U.S. where many restaurant chains are struggling. While Starbucks' investments in digital and mobile has driven its business, Papa Murphy's is looking to partner with third-party delivery companies as an option in about a quarter of its 1,550 stores.
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".