Get used to the kitchen: Dining out may soon cost more, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce says. This is not to suggest that restaurant staff shouldn’t see an increase in minimum wages, only that you could pay more to be waited on.
We’re well into the summer holidays, when many of us vacation in the United States, and the Bank of Canada just did us a huge favour by driving the loonie up to about 78.5 cents (U.S.) from the 73-cent area just a short time ago. Wednesday alone, after the central bank raised its benchmark lending rate for the first time in almost seven years, the currency shot up. It sat this morning at 78.5 cents, and so far today has been as low as 78.34 cents and as high as 78.58 cents.
The Canadian dollar is shooting higher, eyeing the 78-cent mark in the wake of the Bank of Canada’s rate hike and brighter outlook. The loonie has traded as low as 77.28 cents (U.S.) today, and as high as 78.05 cents. The currency rose after the central bank raised its benchmark overnight rate by one-quarter of a percentage point, to 0.75 per cent, its first hike in about seven years, and pointed to better times in both its statement and accompanying monetary policy report.
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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".