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NEWS MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE | August 9th

Test your knowledge, test your skill. How well do you know the news of the week!

 

 

Vegans and vegetarians were wondering this week if this new vegetarian offering at Burger King will be cooked on the same grill as meat. What’s the new meatless burger at Burger King called?

Impossible, apparently not!
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Impossible Foods has partnered with the King to serve an optional meatless burger at the store's chains across the country. Impossible Foods says the burger is made "Mostly soy protein, potato protein, coconut oil, sunflower oil, and heme. "

Apple is debuting its new credit card. If you get it, it will first show up digitally on your phone. Then, the actual credit card will show up in the mail. What will be unusual about the plastic Apple credit card?

It doesn't have a bite taken out of it.
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Apple’s first credit card will debut this summer in partnership with Mastercard and Goldman Sachs, the issuing bank. Notably, the card is built into the iPhone’s Apple Wallet app, and a physical, laser-etched titanium card is optional.

This department store chain has SIX MONTHS to improve its stock price, or it risks getting de-listed from the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of this department store chain, which has a historic location in Wyoming, have been under $1.00 for 30 consecutive days. Which department store is it?

It's not just the stocks that are in the pennies.
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JC Penny's stock has been trading below $1 for 30 consecutive days meaning the NYSE has put them on notice. This comes after stock prices plunged more than 70% over the past year, down to 69 cents per share as of Thursday’s close.

Customers of this diner and bakery chain were disappointed to find two Utah locations closed abruptly last weekend. Which national chain closed locations in Layton and Millcreek as part of a bankruptcy filing?

The saying goes don't get egg on your face, but we'll change it to pie on this one.
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The Marie Callender’s at 1109 E. 3900 South in the Salt Lake and 1600 N. 1000 West in Layton were part of the 29 stores that were closed by Perkins & Marie Callender’s Holding LLC. Sunday after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Allegiant Stadium will be the name of the brand new stadium for what relocated NFL team, opening in time for the 2020 season?

AP Photo | John Locher, File
Their mascot isn't an animal.
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The $1.9 billion stadium is being built in Las Vegas ahead of the Raiders move from Oakland. The stadium is being built just off the Las Vegas strip and is set to seat 65,000 fans.

The Jordan River Commission is offering a bounty for a pest along the river trail. They’re paying $2.00 per pound if you go out and remove what from along the trails?

Laura Seitz, Deseret News
It's a prickly pest.
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The noxious weed has sharp burs that puncture bicycle tires, people’s hands and feet, and animals’ paws. The program is available to registered organizations, such as Scouts, high school teams, small businesses and nonprofits.

The toughest part about becoming a Chick-fil-A franchise owner isn’t coming up with the money—it’s getting approved by the company! “Business Insider” reported this week that 60,000 people apply for a Chick-fil-A franchise each year, but the company chooses only how many to become franchise owners?

It's got an 8 in the answer
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Business Insider says that according to a company spokesperson those chances give an applicant a 0.13% chance of success which is only slightly better than the odds of a high-school basketball getting to play in the NBA (about 0.03%)

More e-scooters are coming to Utah! This Utah city is partnering with Zagster to launch a new scooter-share program with 200 e-scooters to start this week. Which city is it?

Scoot scoot
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About 200 Spin scooters and 100 bikes were deployed in Provo this week and depending on demand, more will appear throughout the city in the weeks following.

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