Carillion may not be a household name since it was spun off from Tarmac in the late 1990s, but is a major partner to the government, including contracts to build parts of HS2, and manage nearly 900 schools. It is the UK's second largest construction company and employs 43,000 people worldwide. For all that, at the end of this year, the company will owe ten times more than the entire company is worth today.
Electrical firm Dyson is suing former chief executive Max Conze for allegedly leaking company secrets and using company resources for his own benefit. Max Conze stepped down in October and was thanked by the British firm's founder, Sir James Dyson. But the BBC has learned that, according to the company, Mr Conze was sacked for an alleged series of breaches. Mr Conze denied the allegations and said it would cause an "unnecessary distraction" for Dyson staff.
David Davis has moved to reassure the City in a speech at the bank UBS. He said he hoped to get agreement on a time limited Brexit implementation period "very early next year". The Brexit Secretary stressed it depends on the EU negotiators obtaining a mandate to agree it but if he can achieve that, that would be very welcome news for many businesses. It may still be too late for some who have begun to trigger contingency plans and don't intend to mothball them.
In 2010, corp tax was 28% for big biz, 22% for small. Now its 19% for both and due to go lower to 17% in 20/21. Will he pause? Prob not. Manifesto pledge. +treasury say maintaining clear "business tax roadmap" is important. More likely - some action - poss freeze - on biz rates
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".