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Rick Harrison of 'Pawn Stars' spills success secrets
CNN Money    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Rick Harrison knows a deal and a steal when he sees one. Ever since he was a young boy, he's had the uncanny ability to make money selling other people's unwanted items. Today, that ability has made him a mint and turned him into one of TVs hottest reality stars. More

Watches are rediscovered by the cellphone generation
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After going watch-free for much of the last decade, three men — all in their 30s and considered style influencers — are turning back time. More

Pawnshop reality
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Over the past four years, as the local and national economy have tanked and unemployment rates have remained high, businesses such as The Trading Post have seen increased business on the pawn and selling sides. More


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Pawnshops, paylenders are hot stocks
The Associated Press via Worcester Telegram & Gazzette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As the jobless rate inches up and the economic recovery sputters, investors looking for a few good stocks may want to follow the money — or rather the TV, the beloved Fender guitar, the baubles from grandma, the wedding ring. More

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Dangerous Omissions
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The gunman in the Virginia Tech massacre, Seung-Hui Cho, should never have been allowed to buy the weapons he used in the 2007 rampage. He had been found mentally ill and ordered into treatment by a court, yet that record never made it into the database of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System used for screening prospective gun purchasers. More

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Pawnbroker sees uptick at 'the poor man's bank'
The Philadelphia Inquirer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Outfitted in two-tone spectator shoes, a bow tie, pleated pants and a white dress shirt as perfectly pressed as his mustache was groomed, Stanton Myerson, a jeweler's loupe dangling from a chain around his neck, seemed conspicuously out of place as proprietor of a business that sells, among many things, pepper spray. More

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Pawnshop owner operates discretely in Hinsdale
Chicago Sun-Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hinsdale, Ill.'s, newest, and only, pawn shop has no neon sign or merchandise displayed in its front window. Instead, Sterling & Knight — Jewelry and Pawn, is a high-end pawn shop located among several other office-type businesses at the Koshgarian building in Hinsdale. More

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Spring Lake, NC, pawnshop Guns Plus may be featured on reality shows
The Fayetteville Observer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Pawn Stars" is one of cable television's most-watched shows, highlighting the stern-faced wheeling and dealing at a Las Vegas store. Chris Hatley hopes his business, Guns Plus in Spring Lake, N.C., becomes the setting for TV's next big reality show. More

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