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For Kansas City, Kansas, pawnshop owner, an actual Lombardi Trophy is just the start of his inventory
FOX Sports
It's awkward to grip and slick to the touch, seven pounds of pure silver, each turn reflecting the lights above with an almost holy glow. And then you laugh, quietly. In a larger man's hands, you think, the Lombardi Trophy could be swung like Thor's hammer. "Anything that's old, neat and cool," Don Budd says proudly, "I do." Mickey Mantle smiles down from one wall; Pamela Anderson and Steven Tyler wink back from another. Henry Marshall's Hula Bowl shirt is draped over a chair.
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Low gas prices means fewer people seeking pawnshop loans
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Fort Worth, Texas-based Cash America International reported a 20 percent drop in its fourth-quarter net income after it stopped offering loans in some stores and lower gas prices resulted in fewer loan-seeking customers. Net income for the pawnshop operator for the three months ending Dec. 31 was $22 million, or 75 cents a share, compared to $27.2 million, or 91 cents a share, in the year ago quarter. But revenues totaled $289.4 million in the quarter, compared $271 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.
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Pawnshops and police working together
WLBT-TV
Pawnshop products change hands before they get their price tag. There's a common goal among police and pawnshops to make sure none of it got there illegally. House Bill 550's goal is to get all pawnshops on board with an online system, making it easier for agencies to search items if they get sold outside the city where they're stolen.
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Craigslist's 'ethos of anonymity' leads to crime
CBS News
In the wake of the murder of a couple who was killed after traveling to buy a car through an advertisement placed on the online classified ad service Craigslist, several police departments across the country are encouraging citizens to conduct transactions initiated through the Web at police stations. "It's 99.9 percent fool proof," says classified ad consultant Peter Zollman. "Do your transactions at a police station. It's simple enough and more and more police departments are suggesting it."
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FDIC admits to strangling legal gun stores banking relationships
Forbes
The U.S. federal bureaucracy doesn't often admit wrongdoing. This time it took a change in the political landscape, many businesses threatening legal action and a congressman with a background in banking to force the bureaucracy to admit to misconduct and to stop financial attacks on legal businesses that the Obama administration deems to be politically incorrect.
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World responds as police in Cornwall, Ontario, help elderly man who pawned wedding ring for food
Ottawa Citizen
Phone calls and offers of help have been pouring into the Cornwall, Ontario, police from around the world after the story spread about how officers bought and returned a wedding ring to an elderly man who had pawned it to buy food for himself and his ailing wife.
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New Hampshire pawnshop worker charged with selling stolen items to other pawnshops
Nashua Patch
The Nashua Police Department's Uniformed Field Operations Bureau arrested Sarah Cox, age 26, of Nashua, New Hampshire. Cox, an employee of Tradeland, is accused of stealing jewelry and pawning it at other area pawn stores. The total value of the missing property from Tradeland exceeded $1500, classifying the offense as a Class A Felony.
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Florida teacher accused of pawning school laptops
UPI
Authorities in Florida said they arrested a teacher accused of pawning laptop computers belonging to the school district. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Adam Seider, 36, an art teacher at Pine View School in Osprey, was arrested on allegations of pawning three Hewlett-Packard Elite laptop computers on six different occasions between June and November 2014.
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