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Branson Pawn on TV
Branson Tri-Lakes News
Branson, Mo., residents will soon be able to turn on their TV and see their friends and neighbors as the Discovery Channel is set to air "A Pawn in the Game," a new series filmed in downtown at Branson Pawn.
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The millionaire pawnshop where you can hock your ferrari
Jalopnik
Paul Aitken has a collection of exotic cars that would make anyone jealous. His current stable includes a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, a Ferrari California, a Lamborghini Diablo, and a Rolls-Royce Ghost. But none of them are Aitken's — they're just biding time in his high-end pawnshop."
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'Hardcore Pawn' star: 'Everything's for sale'
Yahoo Finance
Les Gold might not give you the shirt off his back, but he would sell it to you. Gold is the owner of the Detroit-based pawnshop "American Jewelry and Loan," and the star of the TruTV reality show "Hardcore Pawn."
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Police: Armed robber killed at Hamtramck, Mich., pawnshop
WWJ-FM
An alleged armed robber has been killed in a shootout Hamtramck, Mich., pawnshop. Police Chief Max Garbarino says it happened at the Detroit Pawn Shop. "Three males entered the jewelry store in an attempt to rob the jewelry store, brandished weapons," Garbarino told WWJ Newsradio 950's Sandra McNeil. "The jewelry store staff returned fire, in which case one of the suspects was shot and passed on the scene."
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Selling the 4C's or is it now 6C's?
Jeweller Magazine
In a tough retail climate where competition is growing fiercer by the day, jewelers are looking to create a point of difference by rehashing traditional sales tools, like adding an extra "C" to the ubiquitous 4 Cs, in the hope it will set them apart. What are these new Cs, and can they affect your business?
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The 5 essential elements of an optimized and useful LinkedIn profile
Small Business Trends
If you're in business, chances are you're on LinkedIn, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in May 2013, and now has over 225 members worldwide. Known as the most "business-y" of social media sites, LinkedIn is considered a critical place to connect with others in business. And while it's likely that you already have a LinkedIn Profile, it's unlikely that it's optimized to provide the best business opportunities for you.
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Austin, Oak Park residents in Texas stay united against EZ Pawn
Austin Weekly News
Residents of Austin, Galewood and suburban Oak Park in Texas aren't giving up in their fight to keep a new pawnshop — even as the battle stretches into its second year. The pawnshop would be the fifth of its kind in the area.
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Just how easy is it to buy a gun over the Internet?
The Washington Post (blog)
Forget the so-called "gun show loophole." These days, many gun-control advocates are far more focused on the large number of firearms sales that take place over the Internet.
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4 dirty negotiating tricks (and how to counter them)
Inc.
Even if you're hoping to reach a win-win agreement with your customer, there's always a chance that the customer will try to pull a fast one. Here are four common negotiating tricks and exactly how to counter them.
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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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6 steps for small businesses to master Facebook
FOX Business
Facebook announced changes to its News Feed rankings system Tuesday that aim to show users the most relevant content on a personal basis — even if it's not the most recent. According to Facebook, there are 1 million businesses who are active advertisers on the social networking site. That's not many, when you compare that number to the estimated 23 million small businesses in the U.S. And some entrepreneurs who do use the site aren't getting the most out of it.
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New Amazon Kindles will be more like tablets
Small Business Trends
There just seem to be more decisions everyday when it comes to choosing that next mobile business device. Up until now, the e-reader and the tablet have not been synonymous. But for entrepreneurs between the office and that next meeting or traveling, both have been helpful to stay productive.
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