Gibson Guitar has been in business for 116 years. This year might prove to be its toughest. Just this morning, the storied guitar maker received another big blow: a major downgrade from Standard & Poor’s. The rating agency slipped Gibson Brands, Inc., from a ‘CCC’ rating to a ‘CCC-minus’ rating. That indicates a serious threat of credit default and bankruptcy ahead. In fact, the CCC-minus is basically one step above actual bankruptcy.
Charlie Walk is now being accused of a relentless, multi-decade reign of sexual abuse against numerous female staffers. The bombshell accusations were recently published by Rolling Stone, the result of a month-long investigation involving more than two dozen sources. Most of those sources worked alongside Charlie Walk at either Columbia Records (part of Sony Music Entertainment) or Republic Group (part of Universal Music Group).
The order will be officially published tomorrow in the Federal Register. Once published, Congress has a 60 day window to pass or defeat the measure before it becomes United States law. The repeal is likely to pass the Republican-controlled House, though an aggressive opposition movement amongst Senate Democrats could slow its passage. Currently, the Senate effort has 50 votes, with several Republicans crossing party lines to oppose the repeal.
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".