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Court orders halt to New York law demanding online access to pawnshop acquisition records
Techdirt
Pawnshops — like scrap metal dealers and junkyards — are "closely regulated" businesses. What this means is they are compelled to track acquisition information and make it available for law enforcement to view without a warrant. The nexus of these businesses to criminal activity is undeniable. But that doesn't necessarily mean everything law enforcement demands, it gets. Some demands exceed the diminished Fourth Amendment protections afforded to these businesses.
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The family values behind the business of Hardcore Pawn
Entrepreneur
Les Gold never imagined that life would change so drastically at 59 years old. He's the author of a New York Times bestseller "For What It's Worth," and television star of an international hit show, "Hardcore Pawn." He runs a family business, American Jewelry and Loan, with his two children, Seth Gold and Ashley Broad (Gold). The Gold family are the stars of the reality series, and are changing the way viewers think about the pawn industry.
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Behind the scenes of the 1st sneaker pawnshop
Sports Illustrated Kids
Nearly three years ago, as his sneaker collection swelled to almost 250 pairs, 14-year-old Chase Reed asked his father, Troy, for $50 to hang out with friends. An innocent request, Chase thought. But for a dad who just spent close to $400 on two new pairs of Jordans for Chase, it was too much. So he made a deal with Chase. "I told him, 'Let me hold a pair of your sneakers as collateral, and I'll give you the money,'" Troy recalls. "Chase had a week to pay me back. He made the deadline, and I returned his sneakers. We did that a few times [when he asked for money]."
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    Gold futures get a lift as Greece moves into chaos
    Marketwatch
    Gold futures were getting a lift from turmoil in Europe, stemming from the European Central Bank's decision to cap funds to Greek banks on Sunday (June 28), after the country said it would hold a referendum on whether to accept the terms of international creditors as it vies for fresh rescue funds.
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    Tulsa, Oklahoma, pawnshop releases video of suspected gun thief
    KOTV-TV
    A Tulsa, Oklahoma, pawnshop released surveillance video of a man they say stole a handgun from behind the counter. It happened at the Golden Pawn III near Admiral and Interstate 44.
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    Career burglar in Florida gets 30-year prison term
    WBBH-TV
    Known to Cape Coral Police as a career burglar, Justin Gagliardi has been sentenced to 30 years for a litany of charges including burglary, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, defrauding a pawnbroker, and multiple probation violations.
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    This video of the moon taken with Nikon's P600 reminds us how insane 83x optical zoom really is
    Popular Photography
    Taking a decent picture of the moon can actually be a pretty challenging thing. One Youtube user, however, took out his new Nikon Coolpix P900 and decided to make it the subject for his test of the 83x optical zoom. The results are pretty amazing.
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