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Mirage Las Vegas to host National Pawnbrokers Association Expo 2014
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The National Pawnbrokers Association's (NPA) Pawn Expo 2014 will be held July 8-10 at the beautiful Mirage Las Vegas, situated at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Pawn Expo is the largest and most comprehensive convention and trade show in the pawn industry. This two-day event will provide licensed pawnbrokers everything they need to run a successful business. For more information, visit PawnExpo.com.
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Elizabeth Warren sees promise in Postal Service as lender
The Boston Globe
Senator Elizabeth Warren, as a financial industry watchdog, wants to crack down on sky-high interest rates and other potentially unfair practices of the payday loan industry. But as a self-described champion of lower-income families, she also sees a need for small, short-term loans for people who otherwise can’t get credit.
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Sensible rules for pawnshops in South Carolina community
The Herald
While pawnshops serve well heeled shoppers looking for a rifle, a watch or a musical instrument, they also can be the last resort for a down-on-his-luck unemployed worker looking to pawn his tools for a few bucks. And while pawn shops aren't exactly like a payday lending business, Rock Hill City Council, S.C., members are considering placing them in the same category.
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Former mail carrier sent to prison for stealing Cash America packages
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A former mail carrier was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for stealing jewelry mailed to Cash America International's corporate office in Fort Worth, Texas, the U.S. attorney general's office reported. Hubert Lavell McDonald, 42, of Fort Worth pled guilty in October to one count of possession of stolen mail.
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Tulsa, Okla., looking to expand reporting of potential stolen items from pawn shops to secondhand stores
Tulsa World
Leaders in Tulsa, Okla., are working to shut down fencing of stolen items by expanding regulations on pawnshops to secondhand stores. Tulsa police officials told councilors that secondhand stores are a loophole for thieves who have learned not to sell to pawnshops because of a legal requirement to track the items bought and sold.
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A designer stone
Rapaport Magazine
Opal is the sixth-most popular gemstone after diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald and tanzanite. And while black opal is the largest-selling variety, boulder opal has a singular attraction to sellers, buyers and devotees of precious stones. Boulder opal has been called the "fun stone" and described as the abstract oil painting of gems. The main appeal for those who prize boulder opal is its unique play of iridescent color.
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Flint Planning Commission in Michigan says no to Dort Highway pawnshop for cars
MLive.com
The city Planning Commission in Flint, Mich., has turned down a request to open a Dort Highway pawnshop specializing buying customer cars or using vehicles as collateral for loans. The commission voted unanimously to reject the proposed special regulated use permit for Cash for Keys Pawnbrokers after hearing complaints that the area is already saturated with pawnshops.
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Filing small business taxes early? 5 things to know
AllBusiness.com via FOX Small Business
Filing season is officially upon us. Yes, April 15 is still months away, but the IRS has begun accepting 2013's returns, and millions of Americans are getting ready to file their taxes. However, tax law can still be extremely complicated, especially for small business owners.
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Gun sales are plunging
CNN
Background checks by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, considered to be the most accurate means of tracking gun sales, plunged by a third in January compared to the year before. There were about 1.66 million background checks last month, and nearly 2.5 million in January the year before.
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Police seek men who robbed Hollywood, Fla., pawnshop
The Sun Sentinel
Police are looking for two men who robbed a Hollywood, Fla., pawnshop at gunpoint, going through the store's jewelry display cases and safes. The first robber was let into the Value Pawn Shop. He approached employees and a customer, pointing a handgun at them, police said. He then unlocked the door to let in the second robber.
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3 easy tricks to give your business a PR boost
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Even if we're officially full-steam-ahead into 2014, your publicity efforts can always use a boost. You don't need an overly complex strategy; you just need to be willing to use a little elbow grease and some good old-fashioned relationship building. Try one, or all, of these three free and easy tricks to give your PR a boost.

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Las Vegas City Council may drop licensing requirement for food servers, pawnbrokers, others
Las Vegas Sun
Restaurant servers, convenience store clerks and pawnbrokers could have an easier time finding work if the Las Vegas City Council votes to do away with a work card requirement that includes mandatory police background checks.

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Petra Diamonds sells 29.6 carat blue diamond for $26 million
Reuters
Petra Diamonds Ltd. said it sold a 29.6 carat blue diamond mined at its Cullinan mine in South Africa for $25.6 million to U.S. luxury jeweler Cora International NY. Petra Diamonds said the acorn-sized "exceptional" diamond, whose discovery it announced last month, was sold to Cora through South Africa-based Golden Yellow Diamonds.
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Detectives say Middleburg, Fla., pawnshop thief is sexual predator on the run
WOKV-FM
The Clay County Sheriff's office now knows the identity of a man they say stole from a Middleburg, Fla., pawnshop twice. Mary Justino with CCSO says his name is Albert Walden and he is a wanted sexual predator on the run from Jacksonville, Fla.
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