Vistra Energy, a Dallas power generator and retail electricity company, is considering a bid to takeover the Houston merchant power company Dynegy, according to news reports. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported that Vistra has approached Dynegy about a takeover that could create the nation’s largest independent power producer. The companies are in preliminary talks, the Journal said, citing some people familiar with the matter. Vistra declined to comment.
Those wandering the aisles of the Offshore Technology Conference might notice female staff at various booths that look just a little too perfect — their hair elegantly waved, their heels precariously high. Sometimes known as “booth babes,” models are a longstanding presence at trade shows, and they’ve become more controversial in recent years amidst charges that the using women as eye candy is demeaning. At OTC, however, the models aren’t just valued for their looks.
As a recently re-employed mariner, I am proud to be in a position to serve my nation and support our pathway to energy independence. Recent actions by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ensure proper enforcement of the Jones Act, a law that requires all cargo moved between two point sin the U.S. be transported on American vessels with American crews, will ensure that U.S. mariners like myself, not foreign workers, will be in charge of this critical work.
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".