Toy icon Mattel Inc. has rejected a takeover offer by rival Hasbro Inc., according to a report by Reuters. Reuters reported on Nov. 15 that unnamed sources said Hasbro's latest takeover bid was not successful. Five days earlier The Wall Street Journal reported that Hasbro had recently made a play for Mattel. The latest bid followed at least two rumored bids made in the past three years. The previous alleged bid and its failure was reported by Bloomberg in early 2016.
Quantum Plastics LLC has grown again through acquisition, this time in medical goods. The Elgin, Ill., company has acquired the medical drinkware product line formerly owned by New ThermoServ Ltd. The purchase included proprietary molds, injection molding machines, auxiliary equipment and a customer list with several major medical device firms. Quantum did not divulge terms of the deal. ThermoServ, meanwhile, is embarking on a major expansion in its core businesses.
Plastic pail manufacturer M&M Industries Inc. plans to spend about $42 million to expand operations in Chattanooga, Tenn. The company will expand its current manufacturing plant in Chattanooga and buy and retrofit another building in the city. The projects will boost M&M's production capacity to support growth across its product lines, according to a Nov. 7 news release issued by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
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".