PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (MarketWatch) — The same week that President Obama’s health-care program squeaked through the U.S. Supreme Court, Canada marked the 50th anniversary of its own national health care. But it, too, needs to change, despite its huge popularity with most Canadians. Just not as drastically as the potholed U.S. system needs to change. Single-payer’s popularity with Canadians may also be its Achilles’ heel (not a medical condition).
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." --The White QueenYou've heard this a hundred times, I'm sure: Most actively managed mutual funds fail to beat the S&P 500. [i]Certainly the battle between active and passive management of financial assets seems to be one not going well for the stock pickers, as passive funds attracted more than $500 billion in 2016, while active ones saw more than $340 billion in outflows.
It has been said that there are four kinds of countries in the world: developed countries, developing countries, Argentina, and Japan. Argentina just defaulted on its sovereign debt (again). This was such a dramatic event, so systemically destructive, that global markets did ... nothing. If Argentina were a dude, he'd have a rap sheet a mile long and sport an oft-broken nose and a questionable essay tattoo rife with misspellings, like "Tragdey." Japan, on the other hand, is the good son.
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".