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There has been a seismic shift in the way we eat, from the inexorable rise of snacking to the changing nature of the fast food industry. But amid the change, Americans have remained steadfast in their approach to one meal, the WSJ's Julie Jargon and Annie Gasparro report today: breakfast.
The market for e-cigarettes has been the domain of dozens of small, scrappy upstarts in recent years, but with predictions that new kinds of smoke-free products could overtake conventional tobacco within a decade, it won't stay that way for long.
There are big public companies, and then there are very big public companies, and then there is Apple. And then, in a different universe of bigness, there is Saudi Aramco, the state oil company of Saudi Arabia, which sits on the rights to an estimated 260 billion barrels of oil and 288 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
A Dubai real estate developer that is building luxury villas and golf courses in partnership with Donald Trump is standing by the billionaire presidential candidate, saying his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. will not get in the way of their business projects.
Some users of Rushcard, the prepaid debit card service co-founded by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, are still experiencing "ongoing issues" with the service, more than three weeks after the troubles began. "A small fraction of our customers are currently experiencing ongoing issues," Simmons said in a statement today.
Vice will launch its own cable TV channel in early 2016, tentatively named Viceland, the company said today. Its entry to the lucrative world of cable TV - long a dream of the company's co-founder Shane Smith - will come via a takeover of the H2 channel currently owned by A+E Networks, which owns 10% of Vice.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
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".