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Gun sale to felon may leave pawnshop liable
Courthouse News Service
A Kansas pawnshop may be liable for selling a shotgun to a felon who used it to kill his son and then himself, the state Supreme Court ruled. Russell Graham could not buy firearms because of prior felony convictions for attempted rape and attempted kidnapping.
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Gold swings near 1-month high as investors assess fed stimulus
Bloomberg
Gold climbed toward a one-month high in New York as the dollar's slump and speculation the Federal Reserve will maintain stimulus spurred demand for the metal. The Bloomberg Dollar Index, a measure against 10 major currencies, was little changed near a one-month low after a report showed manufacturing in the euro area's 17-nation currency bloc unexpectedly expanded in July. Manufacturing in the region covered by the Fed Bank of Richmond unexpectedly shrank in July, data showed.
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Pawn Stars' cast to visit Manila
ABS CBN News
Two cast members of the hit American reality TV series "Pawn Stars" are set to visit the Philippines as part of the show's Asian tour.
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Senators target payday lenders
St. Louis American
The term “payday loans” often evokes images of stores with garish neon signs; but these products have moved into the banking sector that is supposed to be more respectable. About half a dozen banks now push payday loans, though they give them more enticing names such as "Ready Advance" or "Easy Advance." Yet there is nothing easy about a loan with a triple-digit interest rate and terms designed to entrap.
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As charges continue to swirl around hedge fund SAC Capital, Steve Cohen has put forward a novel defense: He couldn't possibly have acted on a trading tip emailed to him because he is so swamped with emails, he ignores most of them. In fact, Cohen alleges he reads just 11 percent of the 1,000 emails he gets a day.
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Online pawnshop PawnUp.com is reporting an increase in small business loans
PRNewswire
"We've been helping individuals and businesses to 'stay afloat' during their financial hardships since 2011. We are very happy to see that the economy has begun to gradually recover. Many small businesses are trying to stabilize their operations and even create new jobs. PawnUp.com online pawn shop serves as a backup source of funds when small businesses struggle to get loans from the banks. Many business owners now know that they can get a cash loan even if they were denied at their banks," said Jay Martin, a spokesperson for PawnUp.com online pawn shop.
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How to keep your customers loyal
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When customers leave for other vendors, it's always your fault. Therefore, you'd best understand why they leave and what you must do to keep your existing customers loyal. Here's why they leave and what you can do to prevent it.
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Facebook Graph search for small businesses
By Mayur Kisani
In January, Facebook started rolling out a highly anticipated beta version of a new search feature, Graph Search. It was initially thought to be Facebook's answer to traditional search engines like Google, but has turned out to be a much more specific and better search functionality within Facebook. Graph Search enables users to search for anything specific — what their friends like, which restaurants they have been to in a location — or something more personal like their photos from a specified time. So how can small businesses benefit from Graph Search?
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Hardcore Pawn star wins NPA Pawnbroker of the Year Award
DBusiness Magazine
The National Pawnbrokers Association, the leading trade association representing the pawn industry, announced the nomination and unanimous selection of Seth Gold, star of the Tru TV's hit series Hardcore Pawn, as NPA's "Pawnbroker of the Year" for 2013.

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Motorola's Moto X expects to rival iPhone 5, Galaxy S4
Small Business Trends
If you’re planning to buy new smartphones for your business this summer, better hang on. Motorola is expected to introduce four new phones soon including its new "flagship," the Motorola Moto X, and three Droid phones specifically for Verizon Wireless. All four phones represent a significant milestone.

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5 business lessons you can learn from MMA stars
American Express' OPEN Forum
Mixed martial arts is more than just jump-kicks and obscure kung fu pressure points. Here are 5 valuable lessons you can learn from these athletes.

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How to hide your online activities from the NSA
CBS MarketWatch
With Edward Snowden's revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance of Americans, you might be wary of the government monitoring your online activities. Yet while there is certainly some flame behind all the smoke, government monitoring is just the tip of the iceberg. For many, a bigger concern may be data collection by private companies.
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