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GMA's George Stephanopoulos becomes
a 'Pawn Star'

ABC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Good Morning America's foray into reality shows included co-anchor George Stephanopoulos haggling inside a pawnshop. The ABC News chief Washington correspondent appears on the History Channel's show "Pawn Stars." Stephanopoulos goes inside the hit reality show and learns the art of haggling.

Utah legalizes gold, silver coins as currency
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Utah legislators want to see the dollar regain its former glory, back to the days when one could literally bank on it being "as good as gold." To make that point, they've turned it around, and made gold as good as cash. More

Pawn star says tough credit helping pawn industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Television exposure certainly has its upside. Rick Harrison, owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, and star of the History Channel's reality series "Pawn Stars," said that the store has now become quite the Sin City tourist attraction, bringing in a few thousand customers on a daily basis. Moreover, Harrison is also using his far-reaching platform to debunk the many negative connotations that have come to surround pawnshops over the past few decades. More

EZCorp acquires 15 more pawn stores
Austin Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A week after buying seven stores in Utah, EZCorp Inc. closed on another 15 locations in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois. The pawn and loan giant previously announced plans to add at least 110 locations to its chain of more than 1,000 this year. More

Hanover Park, Ill., requires pawnbrokers to upgrade record-keeping
Chicago Daily Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The village of Hanover Park, Ill., will now require anyone who deals in secondhand articles, such as antique dealers and pawnbrokers, to upgrade their record-keeping system so that detailed transaction information is recorded into a computerized database by the end of the day. More


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Collier County, Fla., man suspected of stealing over $200 of automotive tools from tech school
Naples Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An Immokale, Fla., man is accused of stealing $285 worth of automotive tool from the Immokalee Technical Center and then pawning it illegally, according to Collier County Sheriff's Office. Robert Matusiak, 24, was arrested by Collier deputies on charges of retail theft between $100 and $300, four felony counts of dealing in stolen property and four felony counts of defrauding a pawnbroker for pawned items less than $300. More

Getaway driver in 2009 pawnshop slaying sentenced to life in prison
Minneapolis Star Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A woman convicted of first-degree murder for serving as plotter and getaway driver in a Richfield, Minn., pawnshop robbery that left a customer dead was sentenced to life in prison. Before Rosalyn McDonald-Richards, 58, was given the mandatory life term, she told District Judge Daniel Mabley that she was remorseful, although she maintained she didn't know she was committing a crime. More

Gold recycler makes a mint
CNN Money    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For Don Kilgore, the road to riches is paved in gold and a little silver, too. The co-owner of Dallas-based American Recycling Associates, which recycles precious metals, has seen his profits swell because of surging gold and silver prices in the last few years. Even though gold and silver prices have fluctuated recently, the company is still doing well, said Kilgore, adding, "we are swamped every day." More

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New gold regulations for Cherokee, Ga.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Signs around Cherokee County, Ga., advertising businesses that buy gold may not pop up so fast in the future. Cherokee's rules will make gold buyers take fingerprints and check personal identification of sellers, photograph the items sold and register them electronically so the sheriff's office can, for instance, check them against reports of stolen items. More

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Small Business Trends    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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Euro-priced gold jumps to new high
Financial Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The price of gold jumped to a record in euros as a renewed wave of concerns about the eurozone periphery drove investors to move their money out of the single currency and into the precious metal. More

Laws regulating pawning designed to curb thefts
Chartiers Valley Patch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Heidelberg's police chief is suggesting the Pennsylvania borough develop a pawn store ordinance to regulate the resale of personal items and scrap metal. Although there isn't a pawn store within the borough, Chief Vernon Barkley thinks it is needed to oversee any unscrupulous sales to the two antique shops and scrap metal buyer. More

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The difference between pawn and sell
eHow Money    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pawnshops have been in existence for thousands of years. For those who need a small loan for a short period of time, a pawnshop is still a viable option. For those who may need to use the services of a pawnshop, it is important to understand the difference between the terms pawn and sell. More

State Council of the People's Republic of China to regulate
pawn business

China Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The State Council issued a draft regulation on the management of pawnshops to adapt to the fast development of China's pawnbroking business, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Commerce, the China Securities Journal reported. The regulation says the establishment of pawnshops should get approval from provincial commerce departments, and pawnbroking business should be managed as a special trade. More

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