Two Qantas planes had to abort their international flights and return to Sydney with mid-air mechanical issues. Flight QF7 to Dallas turned around after wing flaps on the Airbus A380 failed to retract. The plane circled for 35 minutes, dumping fuel east of Wollongong before landing safely. “As the Dallas flight is our longest on the network, the captain made the decision to return to Sydney,” Qantas said in a statement on its website.
In the past commodity prices have outweighed interest rate differentials, the last time in 2010-12 when the nation experienced a trade surplus. That is happening once again. Australia is reaping the benefits of the once-in-a century mining investment boom which began a decade ago. As a result, trade surpluses are rising as resource exports are continuing to push record highs. Iron ore prices are at their highest point since April and the investment through the boom means volumes are surging.
There is hope yet for higher business investment next year with several factors that can catalyse spending by non-mining companies improving. Business conditions and confidence are high and balance sheets have improved due to stronger profits. Capacity utilisation has lifted and the factory floor has aged, according to Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
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".