U.S. gross domestic product rose by an annual rate of 3.0 percent in the third quarter of 2017, a higher-than-expected rate in the wake of hurricanes that hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. Analysts were expecting a 2.5 percent increase, and even President Trump was expecting growth under 3 percent because of the storms. The Commerce Department said its advance estimate of GDP growth in the third quarter was the result of higher personal spending and investment, and federal government spending.
The Trump administration's Labor Department will appeal a ruling by a Texas court that declared the Obama administration's expansion of the federal overtime rule unconstitutional, reversing a position it held in August when it said it would not appeal the rule. The department will ask that the district court's August ruling by stayed while it establishes a new overtime rule. The Trump administration is still expected to significantly scale back the rule.
Business groups on Thursday renewed their push to roll back the Obama administration’s “joint employer” doctrine, a potentially vast expansion of corporate legal liability, calling on lawmakers from 19 states to back federal legislation. The letters, signed by local business owners, noted that their states recently had adopted regulations limiting joint employer liability and urged the Capitol Hill lawmakers to follow those examples and get Congress to do the same.
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".