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Carroll sentenced to life without parole in store owner death
Waxahachie Daily Light
Kajlon Jamaal Carroll, 23, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the 40th Judicial District. Recently, Carroll was found guilty of capital murder in death of Dallas Pawn and Jewelry owner Phillip Tucker, 53. The shooting took place on Aug. 4, 2009 while Carroll was attempting to rob the store.
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Florida law allows pawn brokers to be paid for stolen items
WZVN-HD
Despite strict laws for pawnshops, stolen items do slip through and the people those items belong to often end up paying to get them back. The law says pawnshops become victims too when those illegal transactions take place because they may not know they're buying stolen property. Rules in place protect them and most pawn brokers strive to follow them.
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Goldman Sachs Plans to Offer Consumer Loans Online, Adopting Start-Ups' Tactics
The New York Times
Goldman Sachs has spent 146 years largely as the bank of the powerful and privileged. Now the Wall Street powerhouse is working on a new business line: providing loans that can help you consolidate your credit card debt or remodel your kitchen. While the new consumer lending unit is still in the early planning stages, Goldman has ambitious plans to offer loans of a few thousand dollars to ordinary Americans and compete with Main Street banks and other lenders.
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Colt bankruptcy bucks surge in gun sales
FOX News
Colt Defense, the iconic 179-year-old gun maker, filed for bankruptcy amid delays to military contracts and a struggle to capitalize on the surge in consumer firearm sales. The bankruptcy filing, was seen as a near possibility. Colt initiated an exchange offer for its senior notes, but bondholders did not come to the company’s rescue by the expiration date. Colt had warned that without a deal, it would need to sell itself through bankruptcy.
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3 common mistakes in picking a location for your small business
CBS
"Location, location, location" isn't just a mantra for buying a home. If you're a small business owner with a bricks-and-mortar operation, you should be repeating that to yourself too. That's because picking the spot for that restaurant or boutique could determine the success or failure of your small business.
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7 ways a small business can save on its taxes
KTAR-TV
One of the advantages to owning a small business is that you have additional tax deductions that are set up with business owners in mind. It’s hard to know which tax deductions are applicable to your individual situation, which is why you should work with an experienced tax accountant to maximize your write-offs.
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Molino woman charged with dealing in stolen property
NorthEscambia.com
Cherie Renee Wallace, 38, was charged with fraud providing false owner information on a pawned item and dealing in stolen property. Wallace allegedly pawned a Samsung Tab 2 in an Otterbox case that had been reported stolen during a residential burglary. According to an arrest report, she was identified by pawn shop staff as the person who pawned the property, and positively identified by a fingerprint.
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