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Inside the world of pawnshops
Voice of America News    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The National Pawnbrokers Association began in 1988. It seeks to improve the image of an industry that has a long history but not a very high place in public opinion. Kevin Prochaska, one of the leaders of the association, spoke to Voice of America regarding the pawnbroker profession. He has more than 30 years of experience as a pawnbroker and owns 13 pawnshops in Texas. More

Utah bill would compensate pawnshops, secondhand businesses who lose money over stolen items
Standard-Examiner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A bill passed by Utah lawmakers will change how pawnshops and other secondhand businesses deal with items that are reported stolen. It's a change that is welcome, said Mike Malay, owner of Cash America in Riverdale, Utah. House Bill 337 will allow pawnshops and other secondhand businesses to receive compensation if a person who reported an item stolen decides not to press charges against the perpetrator. Malay said the majority of customers who pawn or sell items are honest, but a few have caused problems with pawnshop owners the unwitting victims. More

Thieves cut through roof, vault to rob pawnshop in Fayetteville, NC
The Fayetteville Observer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Burglars pulled off an elaborate heist at a West Fayetteville, N.C., pawnshop by cutting through the store's ceiling, then boring through an exterior wall and an 8-inch thick concrete vault to steal jewelry and cash worth more than $227,000, Fayetteville police said. More


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Pawnshop project gets OK from St. Paul, Minn.
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The St. Paul Planning Commission gave the green light Friday to a $15 million retail development that is being led by a Minneapolis pawnshop chain. The project will be built on a former auto dealership and be anchored by a Max It Pawn shop. More

The most important word in business
American Express Open Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
I speak to business students at a nearby university every semester and I always open my "lecture" with this question: What's the most important thing in business, asks small business trend writer John Mariotti. Clue: It's a six-letter word that starts with P. Invariably, the first answer I hear is Profit—to which I say, "Wrong!" More

Pancho Villa's purported finger on sale in El Paso, Texas
The Associated Press via Houston Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pancho Villa's fingerprints are all over this dusty border city known for its tangy green chiles and striking views of the yucca-dotted Franklin Mountains. There's the site of the old smelter where the famed Mexican revolutionary once worked as an hourly laborer, the spot along the Rio Grande where he liked to slip into U.S. territory for a picnic and cigar, and the mission-style mansion in the Sunset Heights district where he had a meeting with a U.S. general in 1915. ... Then there's Villa's actual finger — or at least a severed and mummified appendage claiming to have been his — on sale for $9,500 at Dave's Pawn Shop in El Paso, Texas. More

Is there a limit to precious metals prices?
The Business Insider    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Gold and silver prices continue to skyrocket as we expected. Most of the recent price movements have been driven by supply and demand factors that are yet to be fully understood by the broader public. But as prices move ever higher, the commentary in favor of some kind of precious metals bubble gets louder. More

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Thieves getting gold fever
Niagara Falls Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the price of gold at an all-time high, why not get rid of old or broken jewelry? Canadians have all seen the television commercials and read the ads. Some companies will even allow sellers to drop jewelry into an envelope, mail it off and wait for a checks to arrive. Everyone is familiar with Tupperware parties. Now there are gold parties. More

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