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Married at the pawnshop
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If you're thinking of taking a trip down the aisle, a Huntsville, Ala., pawnshop is offering a sweetheart of a deal. The Wholesale Jewelry Pawn Shop has expanded its building and its services. Now more than ever, business is booming with the owner's innovative offer to help folks save money on one of life's most precious moments. More

PawnMaster 2010 purchases support NPA Legislative Council Funding
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Data Age Business Systems, a leading provider of Financial Transaction Software Solutions, announced the implementation of its 2010 initiative to assist the National Pawn Association (NPA) raise capital for legislative efforts. Effective immediately, pawnshop owners who obtain a new license for Data Age's PawnMaster product will have a donation made on their behalf to the NPA Legislative Council. More

Pawnshop 101: What you need to know
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If you've found yourself needing some quick cash recently, you may have considered heading to a pawnshop. You're not alone. The bad economy has prompted many people to visit a pawnshop for the first time. "We're seeing more people who have never been in a pawnshop before looking for short-term solutions without having to sell the farm," says Rick Harrison, whose family owns the Gold and Silver Pawnshop in Las Vegas and stars in The History Channel series, "Pawn Stars." More

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History eyeing "Pawn Stars" spinoffs
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After already conquering Las Vegas, the cable network wants to spin off its top-rated reality hit — not just once but twice — launching editions in New York and Miami. "Pawn Stars," which launched last year, chronicles a family-run Vegas pawnshop that deals in a variety of antique and historical artifacts. It pulled in 5.1 million viewers on Monday, a series record for the network. More

Gold rises as dollar dips; palladium near two-year high
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Gold prices firmed in Europe on as the dollar retreated against the euro, with risk appetite sharpened by last week's firmer-than-expected U.S. jobs data and concerns over Greece's fiscal health retreating. More

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Canadian pawnbroker attacked with hatchet from his shop
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A thief beat and hacked a 75-year-old pawnshop owner with a hatchet from his own shop. A customer discovered David Woolfson, injured on the floor of his A1 Trading shop in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Woolfson has been able to provide only a partial account of the attack and the hours leading up to it, his daughter Lauren Baram said last week. More

Russian pawnshops thrive as banks tighten lending
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During the depth of the credit crisis in Russia last year, when banks were charging exorbitant interest rates for loans, some businessmen raised cash by less conventional means — pawnshops. With interest rates of 10 to 15 percent per month beating banks' rates of 25 percent, pawnshops proved to be the only source of liquidity and credit for many individuals and small companies, the Central Bank said in a report. More

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Three pawnshops lose appeal to sell firearms
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A federal appeals court has rejected efforts by the owners of three Phoenix pawnshops to get back their license to sell firearms. The judges said there was more than enough evidence to show that National Lending Group concealed the identity of someone who was actively involved in management of the business, known as Pawns Plus. They said that person was a felon and, therefore, not entitled to have a business with a federal firearms license. More

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Don't mail gold
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By now we’ve all heard the copious complaints about Cash4Gold, which has been written up in every news outlet ranging from Money Watch to the Los Angeles Times. Now a reader complains about Augustus Gold and Silver. The company's Web site says it will turn your gold into cash in 24 hours. Tara Masters, a Money Watch reader from Anchorage, says that’s as far from the truth as you can get. More


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