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Pawnshop to the stars, Beverly Loan Company, sponsors Jamie Gold in World Series of Poker
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Beverly Loan Company, the foremost collateral lender in Beverly Hills, Calif., is sponsoring Jamie Gold, the renowned 2006 World Series of Poker $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Champion, who defeated a field of 8,772 players and took home a record breaking $12 Million. Gold is a close personal friend of Jordan Tabach-Bank, Beverly Loan's owner and CEO, and both businessmen thought the synergy was perfect. Gold knows "no limits" at the tables as Beverly Loan knows "no limits" in lending; Gold has won millions in Vegas as Beverly Loan has lent millions in Beverly Hills. Gold and Tabach-Bank also have television in common. More

Trade-N-Post in Idaho named chamber's top business
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The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce in Idaho has named Trade-N-Post Pawn & Coin as its June business of the month. Sandpoint's own "Pawn Stars," owners Scott and Lisa Sawyer have been in the pawn business for 35 years. Pawnshops have been around for more than 3,000 years but businesses like Trade-N-Post Pawn & Coin have kept the industry relevant to the times. More

How a lone grad student scooped the government and what it means for your online privacy
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Jonathan Mayer had a hunch. A gifted computer scientist, Mayer suspected that online advertisers might be getting around browser settings that are designed to block tracking devices known as cookies. If his instinct was right, advertisers were following people as they moved from one website to another even though their browsers were configured to prevent this sort of digital shadowing. More

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Pride in the pawnshop: Accomplished Michigan jeweler sheds good light on the business
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Ben Frank is standing up for pawnshops everywhere – especially his own. "The pawn business is good in good times, and it’s good in bad times," says Ben, owner of Norman's Jewelry & Loan in Southfield, Mich. "The retail end is not as good in a bad economy. But we are here for people." More

Pawnshops seeing constant flow of customers despite good economy
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Despite how well the economy is doing in the Basin, Texas, pawnshops have seen a steady flow of customers walk thru their doors. "I am making a lot of more money now here in the Permian Basin since everything has been booming," Allen Woods, who shops at pawnshops, said. Even with the booming economy in the Basin, pawnshops have not seen a decline in their business, as a matter of fact they have kept busy. More

Houston pawnshop manager praised for herding employees to safety during robbery
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Police are praising a pawnshop manager for ushering her eight employees to safety before three sledgehammer-wielding suspects entered the store in northeast Houston. Before the three men stormed into the Cash America the manager saw one of them approaching and herded all employees to a back room. More

Pawnshops move to the Internet; CEO explains
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Most sectors of the retail economy do business on the Internet. That now includes pawnshops. Practical eCommerce recently interviewed Don Battis, CEO and founder of, a Web-only pawnshop that serves all of the U.S. from its base in New Hampshire. More
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Gold and DNA could create new dark matter detector
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A combined team of physicists and biologists aim to build a directional dark matter detector using strands of DNA and gold. Dark matter is a hypothesized type of matter which accounts for much of the mass of the universe. It cannot be seen, but its existence is inferred from its gravitational influence on visible matter and the structure of the universe. Some of the most popular models of dark matter suggest that it exerts itself on galaxy clusters and surrounds the Earth like a sea as it travels around the Sun, which in turn is slowly traveling towards the constellation Cygnus as it rotates around the galactic center. More

Pawnshop e-filings bill goes to California governor's desk
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A California bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk this summer calls for the creation of an online database for secondhand dealers to report their transactions the same day they occur. The point? More

BSP: 72 percent of Filipinos go to pawnshops to pay bills, get remittances
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According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, 72 percent of Filipinos have gone to pawnshops over the last 12 months, not only to pawn a property, but also to pay bills or send or receive remittances. BSP Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla told reporters that the result of the central bank’s survey showing the extensive use of pawnshops for bills payment and remittance facilitation indicates that pawnshops have become a major financial services provider in the country. More

'The Liquidator' on wheeling, dealing and why he thinks the 'Pawn Stars' are acting
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Like haggling? Then you'd be wise to tune into OLN's latest reality show, "The Liquidator," starring master-haggler Jeff Schwarz. The owner of Vancouve, Canada's largest liquidation store is Canada's newest — and perhaps least likely — reality star. Just 10 years ago it would be unheard of for a TV show to be crafted around the wheeling and dealing going on at a cavernous overstock shop. But, of course, that was long before shows like "Pawn Stars," "Storage Wars" and "American Pickers" started dominating the airwaves. Schwarz wears many hats, which sets his show apart from the others. More


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A balancing act in precious metals
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The new trading week got off to a relatively muted but also somewhat weak start in the precious metals' complex. While the US dollar did give up one-tenth of a percent on the trade-weighted index, it still remained near 83.26 on the same and with only a less than 20-cent advance in crude oil and with the euro threatening to break the $1.23 mark against the dollar, the metals' advances at opening time were small, to say the least. More

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