Frankly, I would have been stunned if Boston had not made it to the next round of bidding for Amazon’s second headquarters. The real work begins now. We’ve got 19 competitors, metro areas from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., to beat. From the get-go, we’ve enjoyed front-runner status, but here are the three things that need to happen if we want to close the deal:Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone need to all get along.
So let’s play this out since I know a lot of you are thinking it. What if General Electric Co. breaks itself up and doesn’t build its headquarters in Boston after all? How much would the state be out? What about the city? Together, they wooed GE with as much as $145 million in incentives — much to the chagrin of critics such as former city councilor and Boston mayor candidate Tito Jackson.
Big companies including General Electric Co. and State Street Corp. will reap the benefits of a tax overhaul that will sharply lower rates for corporations to 21 percent from 35 percent beginning in January. “From everything we have all read, it should be a positive to State Street,” Jay Hooley, chief executive of the Boston financial services giant, said in an interview before the final passage of the bill.
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".