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An amusement park takes a literal approach to "less is more"
Sep 5, 2018

An amusement park takes a literal approach to "less is more"

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(Markets Edition) Players of the market are working their way around the news that America sent away more than it brought in during July. The trade deficit has widened to its largest gap in five months, and there's possibly more to it than trade. The chief global strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds told us more. Also, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Pakistan on Wednesday to meet with its new prime minister, but also to urge the country to do more to counter extremists. This comes after the U.S. denied an aid package to Pakistan. Then, we look at the Two Bit Circus, a micro-amusement park that fuses some old-school carnival fun with new-age tech. Today's show is sponsored by Avast (avast.com), Indeed (indeed.com/marketplace) and Navy Federal Credit Union (navyfederal,org/flagship). (09/05/2018)

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One amusement park tries the smaller is better approach

Sep 5, 2018
Giant theme parks often compete for visitors with ever bigger attractions and wilder rides. But in California, one amusement company thinks smaller is better. Two Bit Circus is trying to reinvent old-fashioned carnivals by opening a so-called “micro-amusement park.” The 50,000 square foot park can fit up to 700 visitors. It’s a gamble in a […]
This "robotic bartender" is one of the several attractions at Two Bit Circus, a place that's trying to reinvent the feel of old-fashioned carnivals ... but with a touch of the digital age.
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(Markets Edition) Players of the market are working their way around the news that America sent away more than it brought in during July. The trade deficit has widened to its largest gap in five months, and there’s possibly more to it than trade. The chief global strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds told us more. Also, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Pakistan on Wednesday to meet with its new prime minister, but also to urge the country to do more to counter extremists. This comes after the U.S. denied an aid package to Pakistan. Then, we look at the Two Bit Circus, a micro-amusement park that fuses some old-school carnival fun with new-age tech. Today’s show is sponsored by Avast (avast.com), Indeed (indeed.com/marketplace) and Navy Federal Credit Union (navyfederal,org/flagship). (09/05/2018)

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