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A guitar in a pawnshop: How a Las Vegas man become friends with a legend
Blues legend B.B. King died last week at his home in Las Vegas. And after 89 years, his life touched many others. Some quite by accident. Eric Dahl was one of those accidental meets who became a friend. His story begins in 2009, when Dahl bought a guitar in a Las Vegas pawnshop.
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1,700 participate in ACA's grassroots effort to end Operation Choke Point
ACA International's grassroots campaign to end Operation Choke Point is going strong with 1,700 emails sent urging more than 75 percent of the U.S. House of Representatives to support U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer's, R-Missouri, bipartisan Financial Institution Consumer Protection Act. ACA thanks its members who have participated so far and encourages others to keep the campaign going.
Sen. Perdue: Rogue CFPB creates new rules and regulations at whim
A U.S. Senator introduced a bill that would greatly rein in the power and budget of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R- Ga., introduced the "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Accountability Act of 2015" which is a companion bill to one introduced by U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., and which passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support.
EZCorp feels pinch of payday loan regulations; delays financial results
Austin Business Journal
EZCorp Inc., the Austin, Texas-based chain of pawnshops and payday lenders that is in the midst of a corporate turnaround, is feeling the pressure from local laws passed in Texas that clamp down on short-term loans, company officials disclosed in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
$6,000 reward offered after 30 guns stolen from Powhatan, Virginia, pawnshop
"I feel violated a lot. And now, I'm worried," said Kevin Penrose, owner, American Family Pawn and Guns. For gun and pawnshop owner Kevin Penrose — the worry stems from a recent gun heist inside of his Powhatan business in Virginia.
Police: Pawnshop posting online leads to arrest of alleged bicycle thief
A UW-Madison student who had his bicycle stolen earlier in May will be getting the bike back, after it was sold at a pawnshop that puts transactions online, with investigators able to match the transaction to the seller to make an arrest.
Pawnshop in Ontario still busy after almost 20 years
Chatham Daily News
Providing instant cash to help people get through a month has kept a family-run business going in downtown Chatham, Ontario, for almost two decades. Owner Natalie Belanger took over the reins from her parents, Marcel and Lucie Belanger, when the couple decided to retire from their King Street Pawnbroker store in 2006.
9 bookkeeping apps your small business needs to succeed
Small Business Trends
One of the most common causes of business failure is inadequate financing. But, let's be honest, sending out invoices, keeping track of expenses, doing the weekly payroll and filing taxes can be incredibly challenging when your mind is on business growth. No matter how vital these tasks, they are tedious and can consume more of your time and resources than you would like.
Swiss Luxury Watchmaker IWC unveils smart strap for regular watches
IWC Schaffhausen is prepping up to gain space in the growing world of smartwatches by unveiling a device aptly called IWC Connect. The device is designed to be attached to the company's mechanical sports watches so users can track their activities and connect with other devices.
5 keys to running a successful business
AllBusiness.com via Fox News
There are a handful of principles that work in virtually every situation when you're trying to establish and grow a business. They work if you're trying to build an email list or close a sale. If you ignore them, you are almost certain to fail. If you do them halfway, you will soon be standing there watching your business as it is eclipsed by someone who is following all the principles, all the time.
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