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What a falling gold price means for pawnshops
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William Roman wants to borrow money, but his bank won't lend him any more. So he's turning to his local pawnshop. For Roman, a loan from the pawnshop is a lot easier to get. He doesn't have to fill out an application. The people at the pawn shop don't check his credit — all they want is something valuable, something they call sell if Roman doesn't pay them back. "I've pawned laptops, PlayStations," says Roman. "If I'm not using it, then I'll just go and pawn it."
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New law requires cameras in Cobb County, Ga., pawnshops
The Marietta Daily Journal
Pawnshop owners and precious metal dealers in Cobb County, Ga., soon will have to do more to keep the police in the loop after the Cobb Board of Commissioners approved a new pawn ordinance. The ordinance will require pawn and precious metals store owners to participate in an online digital database that gives police access to information and photos of pawn store inventory and customers.
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VIDEO: Arkansas pawn store owner catches burglar stuck in chimney
KSPR-TV
It must be a Santa thing because there's nothing magical about a regular guy getting stuck in a chimney, especially when he's trying to rob the place. It happened recently in Harrison, Ark. Police say 38-year-old Michael Wayne Case Jr. was lodged in a local business's chimney for nearly 10 hours. So while he's facing a slew of felonies related to his break-in, cops say he owes the couple who turned him in a big thank you. "Not like Pawn Stars," says Ernest Raney says with a smile.
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Survey: 80 percent of U.S. adults face near-poverty, unemployment
The Associated Press via CBS News
Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and poor, and the loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend.
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High-end pawnshops in South Florida offer quick loans
WPLG-TV10
South Floridians are turning to pawnshops instead of banks for quick loans. Michelle Villalobas, a motivational speaker, pawned her pricey apparel so she could expand her business. For her, it was a better option than a bank.
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Les Gold, 'Hardcore Pawn' Star: 'Detroit is coming back'
The Huffington Post
Trust a pawnbroker to know a thing or two about the financial struggles of a city and its residents: like Les Gold, the colorful star of truTV reality show "Hardcore Pawn" set at his pawnshop in Detroit.
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Rocky's Pawn Shop plan appealed by Cathedral City, Calif., residents
The Desert Sun
Rocky's Pawn Shop is getting anything but a red-carpet welcome from Cathedral City, Calif., residents as the company tries to open a new location in the city. While the city's Planning Commission approved Rocky's conditional use permit in June, the permit has not been issued pending appeals filed by residents, Community Development Services manager Robert Rodriquez said.
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Thieves back pick-up truck into St. Louis pawnshop
KTVI-TV
A Midtown pawnshop in Missouri was targeted recently by smash-and-grab thieves using a pick-up truck. Police are still searching for suspects and processing the scene. … A Dodge Dakota sport pick-up truck was backed right through the front entrance.
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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 pawnshop serves as a backup source of funds when small businesses struggle to get loans from the banks.

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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.

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A beginner's guide to pawning
Myfinances.co.uk
Most people probably have some idea of what pawning is. However, the industry has changed so greatly even over the past 20 years that many may be unaware of the full picture, particularly with regard to taking out loans against high-value assets.
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Most Wyomingites support gun background checks
Wyoming Tribune
Only 1 in 3 Wyoming residents oppose a proposal to extend background checks to all gun sales, according to a recent statewide poll. A survey by Public Policy Polling found 55 percent of Wyomingites would support extending background checks to Internet and gun show sales, 33 percent oppose it and 11 percent are not sure.
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Thieves make off with items at Fargo, ND, pawnshop
In-Forum
Law enforcement in Fargo, N.D., are investigating a smash-and-grab burglary that occurred at First National Pawn. Officers were on the scene less than a minute after the Police Department was notified of an alarm, but the suspects had fled by the time they arrived, Lt. Joel Vettel said.
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