David Cameron today insisted there was no reason for the Government to change its economic course, despite a large downgrade in the UK’s growth prospects from the International Monetary Fund. The IMF’s World Economic Outlook report, out this morning, forecast that in 2012 the British economy would shrink by 0.4 per cent, instead of the anaemic 0.2 per cent growth it had predicted previously. By contrast, British government figures had forecast 0.8 per cent growth.
European leaders were back on crisis footing last night as France was foremost among nine countries to suffer cuts to their credit ratings and talks aimed at slashing Greece’s debt burden broke down. The ratings agency Standard & Poor’s is reducing its assessment of the health of France’s public finances from AAA to AA+. The move is a huge setback for President Sarkozy, only months before he faces elections.
The Chancellor was dealt a significant blow today in advance of the Budget as Britain’s public coffers came in much worse than expected last month. Public sector net borrowing totalled £15.2 billion in February — almost double both the consensus forecast and last year’s February deficit — the Office for National Statistics said today. Economists believe that the Treasury will undershoot its borrowing forecast of £127 billion for 2011-12 by just a couple of billion.
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".