Big Four beancounting firm EY today revealed its seventh successive year of global revenue growth. Sales were $31.4bn (£24.1bn) for the year to 30 June, up 7.8 per cent on 2016. But the growth lagged behind the average increase over the last four years. Double-digit percentage rises in EY's transaction and advisory divisions supported the firm's increase in sales, offsetting more sluggish audit revenue growth.
Vectura, the FTSE 250 maker of respiratory devices, today announced an exclusive agreement with Dynavax for the clinical application of its technology to treat lung cancer. Shares in the company rose more than two per cent at the market open. At the time of publishing, the stock was up 1.2 per cent at 113.8p. Vectura's smart nebuliser called Akita will be used by Dynavax to deliver a protein that triggers immune system response in lung cancer patients.
Shipping services firm Clarkson has announced a rise in profits and revenues for the first half of 2017, hailing "early signs of recovery" in some of the major shipping markets. Shares edged up in early trading, rising 1.4 per cent to 2,680p at the time of writing. Read more: Chinese shipping giant launches bid to tie the knot with Hong Kong rivalThe company posted a six per cent rise in revenue to £156.8m, while profit before tax rose 25 per cent from last year's £17.5m to £21.9m.
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".