Sweden’s Riksbank is still pressing on with its quest to convince people to exchange their soon-to-be obsolete coins and banknotes, but it is at least making great strides in the use of inventive measurements. Having warned last month that there were 25 jumbo jets worth of krona coins lying down the side of Swedish sofas, the central bank said today that it has made little progress gathering them up.
The costs of maintaining Royal Mail’s defined benefit pension scheme after next year would be even higher than the company had previously estimated, it said today, as it attempts to convince staff to accept a new agreement without provoking strike action. In an update on Monday, Royal Mail said its latest valuation of the pension plan showed the annual cost of funding the plan would be £1.3bn, compared to current annual contributions of £400m.
Compass, the FTSE 100 catering group, celebrated a 25 per cent climb in first half profits with the announcement of a £1bn special dividend, as the weak pound provided a big boost to its revenues. Revenues in the six months to March 31 were 20.3 per cent higher than the same period last year, at £11.5bn, at the lower end of forecasts by analysts surveyed by FactSet.
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".