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National Pawnbrokers Association Gift Day
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Wings for Warriors and the National Pawnbrokers Association team up to bring music and healing to the lives of combat-wounded veterans. On Sept. 21, the NPA will sponsor its third annual Musical Instrument Gift Day, where pawnbrokers from around the country make generous donations of musical instruments to organizations in need. More

A big bounce, ounce by ounce, as gold takes off
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For what is normally a sleepy month, there are so many customers at the Gold Standard, a New York company that buys jewelry, that it feels like Christmas in August. Uncle Ben's Pawnshop in Cleveland has never seen a rush like this. Welcome to the new American gold rush. More



Jewelry district endures golden pains
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For the bevy of "bling" specialists in downtown's jewelry district, the fall of 2009 was a scary season. That's when the price of gold did the unthinkable: After a couple years of rising steadily, from around $600 an ounce up to $700 then to $850, it suddenly ratcheted higher, hitting the four-figure frontier of $1,000. More

Cashing in on gold
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VideoBrief Americans selling gold at pawnshops and on eBay. More

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Pawnshops seeing plenty of new faces
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VideoBrief It's the kind of place your mother may have warned you about, but these days it's not your daddy's pawnshop anymore, especially Hill Top Pawn in Snellville, Ga. First opened in 1994, it's now housed in a new 5,500 square foot building with plenty of customers thanks to a tough economy. More

Sony cuts PlayStation 3 price by $50
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Sony is reducing the price of the PlayStation 3 game console, hoping to help the 5-year-old system reach a larger audience. The base model now costs $250, and another system with twice the storage space is $300. Sony cut $50 from each, which is nearly the price of a new game. "While others in the space are losing steam, PlayStation 3 is gaining momentum," Jack Tretton, the president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, said. "The new price will make the PS3 more accessible than ever before." More
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Record high gold prices boost business at local pawnshops
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VideoBrief With the price of gold reaching record highs, local businesses are seeing more people at their doorstep wanting to unload their gold treasures for cash. "They're bringing in rings, watches, chains, gold coins, basically anything that's got gold," said Bernard Leehans IV of Phoenix Pawn. More

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A lender of last resort
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His shop brims with musical instruments, watches, TVs, video games, tools, knives, swords, rings, antiques, clocks, paintings, necklaces, DVDs, luggage, cameras, chain saws, computers and a slew of other items. His clients include drug addicts, gamblers, alcoholics, deceivers, hustlers and other such types, but also include just regular folk down on their monetary luck. More


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