Rare $1,000 bill on 'Pawn Stars' becomes Old Man's keepsake
Las Vegas Sun
"Pawn Stars" hero Rick Harrison was thrilled with his purchase of a rare $1,000 bill from 1918, but his father, Richard "Old Man" Harrison, didn't want it resold. A customer who had been given it by his grandmother brought it into Gold & Silver Pawnshop, and according to The History Channel's top-rated show, the C note was one of 150 printed.
Tom Walsh: 3rd-generation pawnbroker revels in unlikely celebrity on reality TV, shares secrets of making a deal
Detroit Free Press
Les Gold is embracing his fame with gusto. At age 62, the third-generation Detroit pawnbroker and star of the truTV reality series Hardcore Pawn is barely three years removed from the relative obscurity of toiling away in an industry perceived as a place where crackheads peddle stolen goods. "I'm a celebrity," he marvels, reveling in his improbable notoriety.
Gold rises, ending closer to $1,680 level
Gold futures closed higher, finding support from weakness in U.S. equities as investors looked ahead to the European Central Bank's policy meeting. Gold for April delivery rose $5.30, or 0.3 percent, to settle at $1,678.80 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
8 ways to be a happier entrepreneur
American Express' OPEN Forum
Many people go into business to make money so they can use it to do things that make them happy. Other people go into the same line of business because it actually makes them happy. Guess what? The people who are happy are making a lot more money than the people who are just focused on the money.
Duluth, Minn., city councilor proposes allowing Sunday loans, payouts for pawnshops
Duluth News Tribune
Pawnbrokers could soon be allowed to do business seven days a week in Duluth, Minn. Recently, the Duluth City Council will discuss an ordinance change that for the first time would make Sunday pawn transactions lawful in the city.
Supply and demand: some guns, ammo hard to find
Weakley County Press
As co-owner of a small, family-operated business, Teresa Ellis said she prides herself on providing customers the products they want to buy. Lately, that’s been easier said than done. Certain types of guns and ammunition are in short supply and hard to find, said Ellis, who owns Gunslingers in Dresden, Tenn., with her husband Chet.
It is now a crime to unlock your smartphone (The Atlantic)
Neighbors show support for wounded Sacramento pawn shop owner (KXTV-TV)
The rise of online pawnshops (The Huffington Post Canada)
Las Vegas: Meet the 'Pawn Stars' and donate to charity too (Los Angeles Times)
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Tax tips: How to avoid an IRS audit
Increasingly, the Internal Revenue Service has been chasing the big tax cheats and top earners to uncover missing tax revenue. But don't think you're immune to an IRS audit just because you're a middle-class working stiff. Often, a simple mistake or an honest deduction in an area rife with abuse means that you could wind up getting audited anyway.
10 local marketing tips you can implement today
Small Business Trends
Have you ever wondered why some local businesses seem to be thriving by marketing themselves only on the Internet? So did we. And we discovered that you must start with Google. However, you have to go above and beyond it to make the Web a real game changer for your small local business.