Thousands of jobs could be lost after the UK’s largest steel employer agreed to merge with a German rival. Tata Steel Europe, which employs about 8,000 in the UK – including 4,000 at Port Talbot in South Wales – is teaming up with ThyssenKrupp to battle cheap Chinese steel flooding the market. Bosses said they would focus on making better-quality products to help them survive, but there could be about 4,000 job losses split between the two firms’ European workforce of 48,000.
An international crackdown on using fixers who bribe government officials and firms to win foreign contracts has led to major shake-ups at some of Britain’s biggest companies. The Serious Fraud Office and other law enforcement agencies are targeting the actions of middlemen who have been used by UK firms for decades to help set up deals in Asia and Africa.
The train company behind the chaos on the Southern network in the south-east has lost its contract to run services to and across West Midlands. Go Ahead has run the West Midlands franchise for ten years but has lost out for the next round to a Dutch and Japanese consortium due to invest £1bn. Last year it survived calls to be stripped of the Southern franchise due to huge disruption amid ongoing battles with unions over plans for drivers to open and close doors.
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".