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Real-life guitar heroes
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From reveille to marches to taps, music plays a vital role in the life of a soldier. One disabled Iraq veteran says he believes it may play an even more important role for wounded warriors. More

Pawnshops, and shows, grow in popularity
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Just a few blocks from where sunny tourists ride cable cars past colorful shops, life turns gray. Chris Nosworthy needs money for groceries as he awaits his next paycheck from a lighting store. Nosworthy has no bank account, no credit cards and no options — but for one. More

Pawnbrokers 2.0
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As the economy continues to grind along the bottom and fears of a new recession haunt consumers, one industry is experiencing rapid growth and acceptance — pawnbrokers. Once relegated to the seedier parts of town, pawn shops have become all the rage, with a top cable show, "Pawn Stars," on the History Channel, and now a Web 2.0 social-media site with the backing of Groupon's founders. More


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Americans turn to pawn shops to make ends meet
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Times are tough for millions of Americans, but this sluggish economy means business is booming for pawn shops — and the customers are not always who you think they are. A CBS News Correspondent recently visited one busy shop in San Francisco and met 24-year-old Jesse Hanlin, a political science student at University of California, Los Angeles, who needed money for college. More

Pawnshops reflect real life
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See photo gallery of a San Francisco pawnshop. More

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Hollywood portrait: The pawnshop owner
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There is no shortage of interesting people we meet each day while getting around town. In his own words, Elliot Salter shares with Hollywood Patch his brush with gold from a Spanish galleon. More

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Up close and personal with 'Pawn Stars' in Mount Airy, N.C.
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Paintings, jewelry, dolls, coins, records — even a sketch by Picasso. All were appraised and in some cases purchased by the cast members of the reality show "Pawn Stars," who held court at Mount Airy Casino Resort, just one stop in the "Pawn Stars" road show tour. Just as they do on the wildly popular TV program, the pawn stars — expert pawn merchants, really — appraised items with attitude, bluntly explaining which items were worth big bucks and which weren't. More

Pawnshop popularity on the rise
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The owner of Holly's Pawn Store in Alabama, said he is in the business of collateral banking. "We're an old profession. We've been here a long time, so when somebody needs a little bit of money they do come to see us." It's not just to sell personal possessions though. Shop owners said more and more people go to pawn shops to borrow cash. More

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