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Pawnbroker to the stars predicts a banner year for collateral lenders
PR Newswire
Jordan Tabach-Bank, CEO of two luxury pawn shops, Beverly Loan Company and New York Loan Company, anticipates a record-setting year for asset-based lenders focused on high-end items, particularly diamond jewelry and fine watches. "Our business has records dating back to the 1930s and pawn loans have become a mainstream financing option for the asset rich, but liquidity challenged," said Tabach-Bank. "Historically, pawnbrokers were perceived as lenders of last resort for people with trouble meeting their personal expenses, but today our clients on both coasts often borrow against their goods in order to take advantage of positive investment opportunities that require immediate cash."
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Gold & Silver Pawn Shop 'Rick Harrison's Trivia Challenge' hits social and mobile platforms
Las Vegas Informer
Rick Harrison knows trivia. Recognizable as a co-founder of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop and star of HISTORY's Pawn Stars and Pawnography, Harrison also knows business, leading him to establish a new venture in the development of Rick Harrison's Trivia Challenge. Harrison and long-time business partner Jim Scott created Old Man Interactive, headquartered in Las Vegas, to develop and publish games for social and mobile platforms.
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Man accused of stealing $789 ring from pawnshop
KVUE-TV
A man was charged with theft in Southwest Austin, according to the Austin Police Department. On Dec. 3, 2014, James Cordell Avery, 47, is accused of stealing a ring from the Cash America Pawn, according to an affidavit.
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This little rock has 3,0000 diamonds in it
The Washington Post
The rock above, found in Russia's Udachnaya diamond mine, is a geological rarity. The golf-ball sized chunk of rock comes from deep within the Earth, and has more than 30,000 tiny diamonds nestled inside of it. Diamonds have the distinction of being the hardest natural substance on the planet, and they're also some pretty popular baubles: In 2013, the global demand for diamond jewelry reached a record high of $79 billion.
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Apple testing new super-thin MacBook Air
CNN Money
The new MacBook Air might be getting its biggest makeover yet. 9to5Mac reports that Apple is testing a new 12-inch MacBook Air that is significantly thinner and even narrower than the current 11-inch model. To get a laptop that thin, Apple swapped out all of the MacBook's ports for a single all-in-one miracle port.
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Small businesses have even more credit-card reader options
The Associated Press via ABC News
Small business owners looking to ditch traditional credit card readers have more options than ever. Online retailers Amazon and Etsy are just two of the latest companies to offer mobile credit card readers to small companies, joining the likes of Square, PayPal and Intuit. Mobile credit card readers are small devices that stick into a smartphone or tablet and allow credit cards to be swiped and accepted from anywhere. Small business owners say mobile readers can be cheaper than traditional in-store credit card readers, which often charge higher fees.
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Limited edition camo pattern Steyr Scout rifles for 2015
Guns.com
Due to customer demand, Steyr Arms will offer a limited run of factory camo-dipped Scout Rifles in 2015 by adding three camo patterns to the line-up: Early Fall, Mid Fall and Late Fall. The camo patterns go from leaves just turning brown to bright fall colors then finally, twiggy branches of trees tucked in for the cold winter months.
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The 1 New Year's resolution all business owners should keep
Entrepreneur
They say that most New Year's resolutions are broken by Jan. 20 or so. This year from day one the gyms have been packed and the weight loss advertising has been non-stop. Let's just hope it continues past the 20! Well here's one New Year's resolution that I hope certainly stays alive until well passed Dec. 31: Write an annual marketing plan!
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