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Review asked of Manchester, NH, police traffic stops
New Hampshire Union Leader
Manchester Alderman-At-Large Joe Kelly Levasseur is requesting a review of police department procedures after hearing stories of people claiming they were asked by Manchester, N.H., police officers — following a routine traffic stop — about items they sold to pawnshops. "The system we have in place is like the NSA in D.C.," Levasseur wrote in an email to all board members and City Clerk Matt Normand. "The government, with its big eyes, ears, nose and mouth, knows everything about everyone."
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For What It's Worth — 6 pieces of advice from a hardcore pawnbroker
Forbes
It's not where you’'re from, it's how bad you want it. Les Gold is the grandson of a onetime rag-picker, and he's become a quintessential example of building a business, brand, and fortune through initiative, drive, and an unwavering commitment to build something worthwhile and valuable. He's pulled himself up by his bootstraps and applauds others – like you – doing the same.
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National pawn store opening Rockford, Ill.
Rockford Register Star
A national pawn store retailer is expected to open a new Rockford, Ill., location. The company is Austin, Texas-based EZCORP Inc., and the store, will be called Easy Cash Solutions. It was initially to be called EZ Pawn, but the company is rebranding its stores.
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The Internet payday loan: Interest as high as 1,369 percent
LawyersandSettlements.com
Imagine taking out a loan and being charged an interest rate of 1,369 percent. No, this isn't the stuff of fiction or some excerpt from a predatory movie. Rather, it remains one example of loan terms charged by an Internet payday loan enterprise called to the carpet by state legislators in Minnesota.
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Prominent Pawtucket, RI, pawnshop proud of 10-year anniversary
SB Wire
Fastcash Pawn & Checkcashers, a leading pawnshop in Pawtucket, R.I., is pleased to announce it will be 10 years old in August. The successful pawnshop has made a decade-long impact by offering financial services that exceed its customer expectations.
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US mint sales of silver coins reach record in 2013 first half
Resource Investor
Gold fell $16.60 or 1.2 percent and closed at $1,367.10/oz. Silver finished down 1.01 percent. Gold's weakness continues and gold is now near the lowest level in four weeks, as a liquidity driven rally in stocks and investor caution over the Federal Reserve's monetary policy is contributing to a nervous gold market.
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UK pawnbroking industry is launches Callcredit safeguard service
Professional Jeweller
The National Pawnbrokers Association in the U.K. has signed a deal with payment validation service Callcredit, offering its members further protection from fraudulent payments and money laundering. Callcredit is an ID and verification specialist. It is hoped that the new system will benefit pawnbrokers by to safeguarding them against money laundering, fraud and inadvertently receiving stolen goods.
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After 22 years of business, Caldwell, Idaho, pawn business closes
Idaho Press-Tribune
Whether it's a $20 loan to buy gas or a tool kit needed for work, Terry Jellison tried to help out the customers who came into his pawnshop. Although those small loans weren't the most profitable for Jellison, they made a difference to people. "There are a lot of people in Caldwell (Idaho) struggling," he said. "The reason why I do a lot of little loans is to help people."
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4 ways to protect your business from ID fheft
Inc.
Could your company be putting customers and employees at risk of identity theft? Most small business owners would answer no. They'd be wrong.
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Detroit Red Wing Niklas Kronwall, Olympic swimmer Tyler Clary and 'Hardcore Pawn' star Seth Gold to kick off NASCAR race at MIS Speedway
MLive.com
Detroit Red Wings alternate captain Niklas Kronwall will serve as the grand marshal for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn; Olympic gold medalist swimmer Tyler Clary, who trained at University of Michigan. will serve as the honorary starter for the race; and Seth Gold of Detroit's "Hardcore Pawn" will serve as pace car driver.

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Ammunition shortage still hurting gun owners
WLNS-TV
The question for many gun owners these days is where to get ammunition? Gun shops and ammo dealers are struggling with a long term shortage and they say it's impacting their business.

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Can I deduct that? Your tax deduction checklist
Entrepreneur
Tax deductions and credits are crucial to your company's bottom line. But with the federal tax code now stretching to more than 73,000 pages, figuring out what you can and can't claim can be challenging. These tips can help you minimize your tax bill without agitating the Internal Revenue Service.

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Your feedback matters — update on Xbox One
Xbox Wire
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
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When is a dollar not worth a dollar?
Coin Week
Money market funds were developed in the 1970s as a way for investors to park short-term money in assets that generally provided higher returns than interest-bearing savings accounts. They have become so popular that total investments in money market funds have grown to $2.9 trillion, of which most comes from institutions making investments.
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The HTC Butterfly S is born
CNET
HTC just pulled the wraps off of its new Butterfly S smartphone. The successor to the original Butterfly handset, this model will feature a fresh infusion of hardware including a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, plus a big 5-inch full HD (1080p) LCD screen.
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How can I tell what my competitors are doing?
Yahoo Small Business Advisor
While you're on the road to success, you may often want to benchmark yourself against your competitors. It's only natural–and it's really smart. The fact is that even if your business is doing well, there is always room to improve efficiency. And a great way to assess where you fare in your industry is to take stock of the competition. But how might you do this? This article lists a few tactics to help you get started.
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