The oil and gas industry had been a cash cow for the Treasury ALAMYThe chancellor is poised to throw a tax lifeline to oil and gas producers this week in an attempt to unleash an estimated £40bn of new North Sea investment. In his budget speech on Wednesday, Philip Hammond is expected to unveil a plan to revive the industry, which has been hammered by a halving in the price of crude. Since 2014, the number of people working in the oil and gas business has fallen from 464,000 to 302,000.
Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple. The iPhone maker last week claimed that it was the ‘largest taxpayer in the world’ AFP/GETTYApple’s claim that an overhaul of its corporate structure did not reduce its tax bill has been called into question by an analysis of its latest accounts. The iPhone maker handed almost $1.7bn (£1.3bn) to tax collectors outside America in the 12 months to the end of September — equivalent to 3.7% of its $44.7bn foreign earnings.
Choppy waters: supporters of Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal— pictured beside his superyacht Kingdom 5KR with his children — believe the multibillionaire is the victim of a power struggle ALAMYBare-chested and sporting a pair of tight-fitting black shorts, Saudi Arabia’s richest man marshalled his posse of acolytes around the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh.
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".