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Seth Gold of 'Hardcore Pawn' to serve as pace car driver at NASCAR Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway
Mlive.com
Fans of "Hardcore Pawn" know Seth Gold isn't a stranger to extreme situations. Gold will experience a different kind of extreme Sunday, June 16, when he will be the driver of the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi pace care at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
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Rick Harrison: Pawning his way to the top
Forbes
For centuries, people have used various forms of barter, exchange, and pawning for quick access to money. Despite advances in currency and technology, the practice is still around today and more relevant than ever thanks to the hit TV series Pawn Stars. A recent interview with owner and star Rick Harrison went much like a new episode. His approachable style and desire to educate made me feel like I was standing in his shop, across the counter from him, writes Forbes contributor Robert Laura. He was not only willing to give me a fair deal on his life and experience in the pawn business but also an inside look at his thoughts about money, investing, and retirement.
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US Mint sales report: 2013 Proof Gold Buffalo coins debut
Coin Update
The latest United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut of the 2013 Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins. The 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set makes its third weekly appearance, with the four week ordering window winding down. The U.S. Mint began accepting orders for the 2013 Proof Gold Buffalo on May 23, 2013.
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What the sequestration means for small business
Inc.
After Win Construction secured its first federal contracts in 2004, business was good — for a time. Between 2004 and 2011, the company received some $2.6 million in government contracts, allowing it to grow and expand its workforce.
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Pawn America opens in West Allis, Wis.
The Business Journal of Milwaukee
Pawn America will hold a grand opening for its first Milwaukee-area store, the company said in a news release. The 8,000-square-foot store is in the former Moline Jewelry & Loan in West Allis, Wis.
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Why you should never prejudge a sales prospect
Entrepreneurs
In their book "Success Secrets of Sales Superstars", sales experts Barry Farber and Robert L. Shook interview 34 industry leaders to discovers the sales moves that took them to the top.
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What a great homepage does to hook customers
Inc.
The average human's attention span clocks in at a brisk eight seconds. But experts say the average consumer's is even less than that. That means you have to be wary of the window of time in which you can hook your customers, says Patrick Wood, director of the Memphis, Tenn.-based investment firm AM Ventures.
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5 traits of our unbanked and underbanked
The Street
There are approximately 51 million unbanked or underbanked U.S. consumers in the country, but they may not be what or who you think. In fact, you may know one in your neighborhood, or even in your own household.
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How to have better conversations
Inc.
A great deal of our lives is spent talking to people. The proportion may go up for salespeople and down for introverts, but everyone could stand to have more productive conversations.

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Copper declines for first day in 3 on China demand concerns
Bloomberg
Copper dropped for the first time in three days on speculation that China will continue to curb its property market, reducing demand from the world’s biggest consumer. Tin, lead and zinc also fell. Copper for delivery in three months on the London Metal Exchange fell as much as 0.6 percent to $7,260 a metric ton and was at $7,265 at 10:45 a.m. in Tokyo

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6 ways Google is about to transform your small business
Forbes
Google is a company that doesn't stop innovating. They are not afraid to invest in new ideas, make changes, expose themselves to criticism. They are also not afraid to kill projects that aren’t working out either. Good for them.

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Ashley Gold of Hardcore Pawn and ePawnMarket.com featured together
PR Web via Beaumont Enterprise
Ashley Gold of Hardcore Pawn and online pawn shop ePawnMarket.com were both recently featured in a Woman’s Day Magazine article looking at pawning online for women.
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Consumer confidence strongest in over 5 years in May
Reuters
Consumer confidence strengthened in May to the highest level in more than five years, suggesting Americans' attitudes were resilient in the face of belt-tightening in Washington, a private sector report showed.
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Avoiding fake silver and counterfeit gold products
Resource Investor
If you have followed gold and silver market news over the past few years, it is likely you have seen various reports on fake gold and silver products.
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Gun makers saw no role in curbing improper sales
The New York Times
The Glock executive testified that he would keep doing business with a gun dealer who had been indicted on a charge of violating firearms laws because "This is still America" and "You're still innocent until proven guilty."
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    'Win Lose Or Pawn' will air daily on CMT (Television Blend)
Small used jewelry business leads to a growing pawnshop franchise (Entrepreneur)
Cops charge owner on Arizona pawnshop slips (The Sierra Vista Herald)
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