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What's the best password manager?
USA Today
In the wake of the Heartbleed bug, which put so many passwords at risk, Richard from Brea, Calif., asks about password managers. Which is the best one?
Jefferson Graham offers a guide, in #AskJeffTech.
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Mesa, Ariz., pawnshop acted as 'marketplace for gang members'
The Republic
A simple speeding ticket blossomed into a major Mesa, Ariz., police investigation focused on a pawnshop that acted as a marketplace for gang members buying and selling stolen guns, cars, electronics and jewelry, Mesa police said. The stolen goods, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, provided enough loot to fill three large trailers, police said.
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Gainesville, Ga., eases pawnshop restrictions
Gainesville Times
Gainesville City Council in Georgia has given its nod to easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located after a second reading and final vote. The council voted 4-2 on April 1 to amend an ordinance that had required pawnshops to be separated by 2,500 feet.
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4 secrets to successful customer engagement
CMS Wire
Engaged customers are generally better brand advocates. They are more loyal and spend more on that brand. In a report, Gartner researchers stress that it is important to understand the foundation of customer engagement.

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Gold near 6-week low; headed for first monthly decline this year
Reuters
Gold was trading near a six-week low, and was headed for its first monthly decline this year on growing optimism about the U.S. economy and weak physical demand in Asia. Gold has lost nearly $100 an ounce in the last 10 trading sessions, moving further away from a six month high hit mid-March.

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Wearable technology appeals to jewelry consumers
RAPAPORT
Consumers are increasingly interested in wearable technology that can be attached to their existing jewelry, as well as new styles that come with technology, according to a recent study by the Jewelry Consumer Opinion Council.

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5 men wanted in armed robbery at Houston pawnshop
KPRC-TV
Police are hoping surveillance photos will help them locate the five men wanted for robbing a pawnshop in north Houston. It happened on March 26 at the Diamond Pawn Shop.
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Gold type coins ride up on increasing action
Numismatic News
It appears that precious metals are in a new uptrend. Whether this is short term or longer remains to be seen. The action certainly has been a typical fake-out of the weaker longs; because just when they were getting shaken out of the market it turned positive.
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Retirement: Help your employees, help yourself
MarketWatch
There are 23 million or so small businesses in the U.S., employing an estimated 50 million workers — and most of them don't have a retirement plan in place. In fact, just 30 percent of small employers sponsor a pension plan, according to surveys from the National Federation of Independent Business.
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The 1 thing that successful business leaders have in common
Entrepreneur
There are people who rely on you: employees, customers, partners, suppliers, family. If you make wrong decisions or go out of business, they will suffer. They are expecting you to make the right decisions so that your company succeeds and their livelihoods are intact. You’re the CEO, the president, the general manager, the business owner. This is why you make the big bucks, right?
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