Eric Porter was brokenhearted after his 43-year-old wife, Amy, died unexpectedly while visiting family in Kentucky. He had already checked her in for her flight home when he received the news. The couple had lived a quiet life in Mesa since meeting at the University of Kentucky two decades ago, he said, taking yearly vacations to the Caribbean using his flight benefits as an American Airlines employee. "It was wonderful being married to her," Porter said.
Iris Andreas and her family scrimped for a year to go to Disneyland. They sold fry bread and Pima burgers and held yard sales on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation. "My family, we're not very well-off," Andreas, 59, said. "We work our butts off for that trip." So she was furious when Saban's Rent-A-Car, now doing business as Phoenix Car Rental, overcharged her $400 to rent a van to drive to California and then refused to refund her. Worse, she said, the van she rented was unsafe.
An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to scamming up to 250 people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by operating a fake magazine-subscription company. Raheem Oliver, 38, of Phoenix, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to fraud conspiracy charges. He admitted running companies that preyed on elderly consumers, demanding large payments for supposedly overdue magazine subscriptions. Court documents say two elderly consumers in Virginia were each scammed out of more than $50,000.
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".