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“It really does taste like beef.”

Burger King North America President Chris Finazzo on the company's plant-based Impossible Whopper, available at more than 7,000 U.S. locations this week as it follows competitors like Carl's Jr. that already added plant-based burgers to their menu. This year, sales of plant-based burgers at fast-food chains have increased 10% nationwide.
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“It will take the kind of leadership that currently doesn’t exist in Washington to fix.”

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, on the budget deal signed into law Friday, which allocates $1.3B in gov't spending & suspends the debt ceiling until July 2021, pushing off any major budget debates until after the 2020 election. Critics like MacGuineas say it fails to address our $22 trillion+ debt. 
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“It’s not the beginning of a long series of rate cuts… You would do that if you saw real economic weakness.”

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on the first cut (a quarter of a % point) to the federal funds rate since the 2008 financial crisis. The Fed is an independent gov't agency that sets the rate that determines borrowing costs for many loans. The Fed noted recent "solid" job gains and "soft" business growth.
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“We look forward to continuing our positive dialogue with China on a comprehensive Trade Deal, and feel that the future between our two countries will be a very bright one!”

Pres. Trump threatening a new 10% tariff on $300B of Chinese-made goods on Sept. 1 amid ongoing trade talks. In 2018, the administration set a 25% tariff on $250B in Chinese imports.
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“Target has forever changed the retail landscape by doing what once was considered impossible – offering great design at an incredible price.”

Target executive vice president Mark Tritton on a limited-edition collection of nearly 300 products featuring 20 of its previous designer collaborations with names like Lilly Pulitzer and Isaac Mizrahi to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its designer partnerships on Sept. 14.
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