In the week that marks ten years since the start of the financial crisis, we thought it would be interesting to talk to New York Times best-selling author Jim Rickards – an adviser to the US Department of Defence – about whether there’s another one on the horizon. It is inevitable, it will hit us in the next six to eight months, and it will be triggered by a war between the US and North Korea, he says.
Victims of car crashes, medical negligence and other incidents could see the insurance payouts they receive fall, after the government set out new reforms to the way in which compensation is calculated. The changes have been welcomed today by insurance companies, who insist the proposals will lead to lower premiums for their customers overall. The plans follow a change earlier this year to the Ogden rate which defines returns victims of serious accidents are expected to get from payouts.
With about three clicks of the mouse I have just transferred another free £20 into my bank account. A welcome boost. In total I have accumulated £240 – and it’s taken next to no effort on my part at all. But whenever I tell anyone about this was of accumulating free money, their eyes almost always glaze over as they say despondently, ‘Oh. Cashback.’I still find it difficult to fathom why.
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".