First it was North Korea. Then Charlottesville. Worlds apart, but the two incendiary situations have had a similar effect on the stock market in the last two weeks, prompting worried selling. The Standard & Poor’s 500, a widely used measure of the stock market, was little changed Friday. But it finished lower for the week, its second straight weekly decline. In all, the index is down 2 percent over its current losing streak, which is the biggest two-week drop since Donald Trump was elected president.
For many people the back-and-forth threats between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have created paralyzing fears about the risk of nuclear war. But they can’t do much except watch the tensions unfold. Investors around the world, however, don’t have that problem. They sold stocks this week, content to figure out the rest later. The trend is easing somewhat in Friday’s U.S. trading, but only after much financial damage this week.
Snap’s flash is fading fast in the heated race among social networks to add users. A weak earnings report from the Snapchat maker yesterday validated analysts’ recent skepticism of the company’s ability fend off rivals, especially the goliath Facebook and its photo-sharing network, Instagram. For the second quarter, Snapchat reported a net loss of $443 million — almost triple the loss from the year-ago period, and slightly wider than analysts expected, according to FactSet data.
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".