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Hagens Berman reminds investors in EZCORP, Inc. of lead plaintiff deadline in class action lawsuit regarding accounting irregularities
Globe Newswire via CNN Money
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, a national investor-rights law firm, reminds investors of the Sept. 18 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities fraud class action lawsuit filed against EZCORP, Inc. The lawsuit, pending in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, is filed on behalf of investors who purchased EZCORP securities between Oct. 27, 2014 and July 16, 2015, inclusive, (the "Class Period").
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Gateway Gold & Pawn wins license but asked to move from Main Street in Wareham, Massachusetts
Wicked Local Wareham
You've got your license back, so start packing. That was essentially the message conveyed to a Massachusetts business from the Wareham Board of Selectmen after renewing its operating license through the end of this year. On a unanimous 5-0 vote, Selectmen accepted the application for a Pawnbroker's License from Gateway Gold & Pawn Inc. with the conditions that all its signs conform to the town's existing sign bylaw and that no merchandise is displayed in front or on either side of its premises.
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Police: Ohio teen admits to stealing, pawning more than $20, 000 in jewelry
WXIX-TV
A 19-year-old woman surrendered to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office on charges she stole more than $20,000 from a victim whose home her mother was watching, while she was out of town. Brittany Retzler of Amelia faces a judge Wednesday morning on a burglary charge.
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Pickup smashes front doors of Oklahoma City pawnshop
NewsOK.com and The Oklahoman
A stolen pickup slammed into a pawnshop about 2 a.m. Aug. 12, police report. No one was found at the scene when police arrived. Officers are investigating whether anything was stolen from the shop, Cash America Pawn.
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When online loan applications lead to unauthorized bank account debits
The New York Times
Thousands of cash-strapped Americans who filled out applications for payday loans on sites with names like paymeloans.com instead found their financial details had been used to make unauthorized debits or credit card charges, according to an investigation by federal regulators. The Federal Trade Commission said it had charged two information resale companies with illegally selling the payday loan applications of more than 500,000 consumers.
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Insanity of the diamond industry
Rapaport's Diamonds.net
It has been stated repeatedly that the cost of rough diamonds is too high with the result being lack of profitability in the diamond industry. It is my position, as one who has spent a lifetime in the trade, that it is the retail pricing of diamonds that is too low. Diamonds are not an "elastic commodity" of which demand increases with increased supply or lower price. Diamonds are not a disposable or consumable product that someone needs to buy repeatedly.
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Authorities: Pawnbroker dealt in stolen goods
Pensacola News Journal
An Okaloosa County, Florida, pawnbroker accused of dealing in stolen gold and jewelry was arrested in a joint operation by local and state law enforcement agencies, according to an Escambia County Sheriff's Office social media post. A month-long investigation determined that Bryan Kirk, 36, of Niceville,Florida, knowingly purchased and sold stolen gold and jewelry through a gold refinery, according to an ECSO Facebook post. About $10,000 worth of gold was seized at the time of Kirk's arrest.
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Tracking stolen guns: Dayton, Ohio, pawnshop helps law enforcement
WKEF-TV
Thieves steal nearly 80 guns from three Dayton, Ohio, gun shops, and the ATF says there's no telling where those guns are headed. … Rich's Pawn Shop is locked and loaded when it comes to firearms.
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Police: Woman pawned Blu-rays fromKentucky library
WTVQ-TV
A Richmond, Kentucky, woman is accused of taking Blue-ray movies from the Madison County Public Library, then selling or pawning them. Officers charged Anita Cheeks, 30, of the theft. Police say she used several different library cards, checked out the Blu-rays, and then claimed they were hers when she pawned them at a local pawn shop.
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Oregon gun-sale background checks law gets off to rough start
The Register-Guard Aug. 11, 2015 13 Print Friendly and PDF Share on email Share on gmail Share on yahoomail Share on bitly Share on reddit Share on tumblr Share on blogger
The political fight over whether Oregon should have universal gun-sale background checks is over, for now. But a potentially nasty battle over implementing the new law is only just starting. Senate Bill 941, which expands background checks to include most private person-­to-person and online gun sales, became law on Aug. 9, 90 days after Democratic Gov. Kate Brown signed it. Due to a so-called "emergency clause," opponents cannot refer it to voters.
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Get ready for the new Nexus phones
TechCrunch
If you like your Nexus 5 but it's starting to feel old, rejoice! It looks like Google is teaming up with not one but two Android OEMs to manufacture the next Nexus phones. Huawei is working on a Nexus 6 phablet replacement, while LG is taking care of a smaller Nexus 5-style device.
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