Despite strong job growth, the unemployment rate has been essentially unchanged since October. Labor force participation increased in February, suggesting that there may have been more slack in the job market than was commonly believed, but it’s only one month and the strengthening in the prime-age cohort data is clear (and for the Fed, unsustainable). There appear to be some seasonal quirks in the February payroll data.
The House Financial Services Committee has shifted Fed Chair Powell’s monetary policy testimony to Tuesday, February 27. Jerome Powell has been a Fed governor since May 2012 and has given plenty of speeches. However, this will be his first major appearance as chair, so financial market participants will be paying much closer attention. His prepared testimony will be released before the actual hearing, but investors will want to observe the body language.
The inflation of the 1970s and 1980s is typically blamed on the oil shocks. However, the mechanism driving inflation was different than it is now. The government began indexing Social Security to the Consumer Price Index in the early 1970s. The unions saw that as a great idea and many incorporated it in their labor contracts. So, a sharp rise in oil prices boosted the CPI, which lifted union wages, and non-union wages followed. Inflation became embedded in the labor market.
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".