Black Friday will be filled with holiday shopping deals, but not everything sold on Black Friday is getting the best deal of the season. As shoppers have figured out that there are better deals to be found in other sections of the holiday shopping calendar, retailers have followed them away from Black Friday. The National Retail Federation found that 154 million people went shopping during Thanksgiving weekend last year, with more people doing shopping online (44%) instead of in stores (40%).
ATM fees are no tiny surcharge: they're now nearly 5% of every $100 you withdraw. For the 11th year in a row, ATM fees have hit a record high in Bankrate.com's annual study of checking accounts throughout the U.S. The average total cost of an out-of-network ATM withdrawal is now $4.69, up 2.6% from $4.57 last year. Granted, an ATM isn't charging you a fee that high, but you bank is punishing you for using another bank's ATM.
Cars aren't meant to last forever, which is why some dying car brands won't roll beyond 2018. U.S. auto sales are down 1.8% through September, with some brands weathering the post-recession fluctuations better than others. Volvo's overall sales are down 2.7% as the brand struggles to produce the large cars the U.S. market wants. Fiat (down 15%), Mini (down 10%) and Smart (down 35%) are all slumping as gas prices hover around $2.50 before starting their spring descent.
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".