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Analyst: Publishers won't block used games, much
Forbes
Now that Microsoft has officially announced that it's going to be up to publishers to restrict sales of used games, and Sony very well may end up instituting a similar policy, the question is: will they? It's a tempting prospect. Publishers have been complaining about used game sales for years, which they claim severely impact their bottom line as people are purchasing their products with all the money going to Gamestop instead of them, the ones who actually made the product.
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Cargo handler, pawnshop owner arrested in Miami gold heist
Reuters
An airline cargo handler and a pawnshop owner have been arrested in connection with the theft of $625,000 in gold bars from Miami International Airport, officials said. Prosecutors charged Marco Cruz, a 47-year-old Miami man who works as a cargo clerk at the airport, with stealing a box of six gold bars last month that arrived as cargo on an American Airlines flight from Ecuador.
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Bayou Pawn & Jewelry: Deals made daily
Zachary Plainsman
Bayou Pawn & Jewelry in Zachary, La., open now since September 2011, has been selling everything from eReaders to DJ equipment. What customers may not know is that Bayou Pawn specializes in custom-made jewelry and repairs.
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Macomb County, Mich., police agencies joining computerized network to track pawned, sold goods
The Macomb Daily
Macomb County, Mich., law enforcement officials say there should be more theft arrests and more stolen goods recovered with the help of a new computerized network that tracks items sold to pawnshops and jewelry and precious metal dealers. Several local police departments have hooked into Leads Online, which provides a computerized database of pawned goods and sold jewelry and precious items where investigators can compare stolen goods.
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ATF announces $5,000 reward for information on theft of 58 guns from Muscle Shoals, Ala., pawnshop
Alabama.com
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,Firearms and Explosives announced a $5,000 reward is being offered for information on a 2012 burglary of a Muscle Shoals, La., pawnshop. The ATF and Muscle Shoals Police Department are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who stole 58 handguns from The Pawn Shop, said ATF spokesman Michael P. Knight.
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Payday-loan measure advances in Senate
The Seattle Times
With only a few days left in the special legislative session, a controversial proposal backed by Seattle-based payday lender Moneytree advanced another step. It was one of five policy bills moved by the Senate Rules Committee along with the Senate budget. Critics of Senate Bill 5312 are crying foul, saying the proposal is an end-around previous payday-lending legislation that reduced predatory lending practices and that it shouldn’t be part of budget negotiations.
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Make your precious metal choice less 'golden'
Forbes
With gold prices selling-off pretty hard over the last few weeks, investors in the precious metal space have been shaken to the core. After all, one of the appeals of investing in gold has been its safe-haven status. Yet, with economic conditions beginning to improve across much of world, investors have been dumping gold in spades and loading up on equities.
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How the IRS scandal might benefit small business
Small Business Trends
A few weeks ago, the Internal Revenue Service admitted that some of its employees improperly subjected to disproportionate scrutiny to conservative groups seeking to set up non-profit status. While you might think that the scandal has little to do with small business, in the strange world of Washington — where everything influences everything else — the scandal has the potential to benefit small business owners in several ways.
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Utah pawnshop laws leave theft victim with lengthy court process
KSL-TV
If you've ever had something stolen from your house or car, there's a chance it was sold to a pawnshop. In Utah, getting back that pawned item has proven to be a challenge over the past couple of years, due to changes in the law. Many believe the law favors pawnshops, but lawmakers hoped to balance it by passing a new law in 2012. More than a year later, theft victim Brittany Tibbits found herself facing a difficult road to getting back her favorite gadget.
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Frustrated by delays, some gun dealers skip background checks
The Baltimore Sun
When Scott Schulte stopped at Pasadena Pawn and Gun to pick up his fifth firearm of the year, the Maryland State Police still hadn't finished his background check. The store let him take the pistol anyway. "I figure I can use my discretion," owner Frank Loane Sr. told Schulte. "I know you."
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Paterson, NJ, police target illegal pawnshop operations
Paterson Press via NewJersey.com
In an effort to curtail the demand for stolen jewelry, Paterson, N.J., police are cracking down on pawnshops where they say thieves in the city go to turn their ill-gotten goods into quick cash. Rami Hamadi, owner of Goldbuyers Jewelry, has become the first target in that crackdown.
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Recipe for bootstrapping success
Inc.
Bootstrapping your business? Nowadays even funded businesses need to be highly adaptable and operate on a shoestring budget. But those entrepreneurs have to account to investors for their every move, while bootstrapping entrepreneurs need only account to themselves and their customers. But to do that effectively you need a plan.
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Rolex expands its palette: 5 new Rolex Day-Date Watches in 5 new colors
Watch Time Magazine
Rolex's anniversary Cosmograph Daytona in platinum garnered the lion's share of the brand's buzz at this year's Baselworld, but Rolex also had other new models of note, including new versions of its classic Oyster Perpetual Day-Date, in three different gold cases and five all-new dial-strap color combos.
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Reality check: Meet the unlikely stars of 'Pawn Stars'
Los Angeles Times
Las Vegas is home to plenty of iconic attractions, but its latest must-see destination has come as a bit of a surprise even to its owners. Made famous by the hit cable series "Pawn Stars," the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop at 713 Las Vegas Blvd. South has become one the city’s most popular tourist destinations, thanks in no small measure to three generations of the Harrison family, who together run the store.

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Gold rout prompts shift to diamond miners
CNBC
Resource funds have had a tough run so far this year as panic selling hit the gold market in April and mining stocks tanked, but diamond miners have managed to emerge relatively unscathed, with many stocks surging this year, prompting investors to increase their exposure to the sector.

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Bill seeks controls on Maine gun sales
The Associated Press via WCSH-TV
Gun safety advocates are calling for legislative passage of a bill that would make it a crime to sell a gun to a person who's prohibited from possessing a weapon. Portland Democratic Rep. Mark Dion's bill, which is up for House and Senate votes, is aimed at private firearms sales, which advocates say comprise 40 percent of the gun sales that take place.

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Employers add 175K jobs in May; unemployment rate ticks up to 7.6 percent
FOX Business
The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, the Labor Department reported, a bit of an improvement over April but providing little incentive for the Federal Reserve to scale back its long-running stimulus policies. The unemployment rate ticked a notch higher to 7.6 percent. Economists had predicted the rate would remain unchanged at 7.5 percent. But the uptick means more people have entered the workforce, a positive sign.
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Men face 23 charges in 2009 Toronto pawnshop robbery
The Canadian Press via CP24
Toronto police say two men are facing a total of 23 charges in connection with a robbery and shooting incident more than four years ago that left a pawnshop employee with serious injuries. Police say two masked men entered the Swap Shop in the city's east end on Feb. 25, 2009, armed with a handgun and a baseball bat.
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