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Scenes from Atlantic City's oldest pawnshop as casinos close down
The Patriot-News
The haggling here has a little more of an edge. The bartering can get a bit bitter, even with good-natured pawnbroker patriarch Martin Wood behind the glass counter of his namesake pawnshop, Wood's Loan Office. It is billed as Atlantic City's No. 1 Pawnbroker. It is unquestionably its oldest. Today, an Asian family is interested in some gold rings. The young woman tries on a couple of the 24-karat baubles, one featuring a tiger face. She likes it well enough, but the older woman doesn’t like the price.
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Wal-Mart really wants to be your bank, retailer launches mobile checking account
Forbes
Wal-Mart and prepaid card provider Green Dot launched GoBank, a mobile-first checking account that aims to serve the nation's under-banked. "GoBank is breaking down the barriers to traditional banking and brings the benefits of a FDIC-insured checking account that's loaded with features to a large segment of Americans," said Green Dot CEO Steve Streit in a statement.
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Proposed ordinance requires pawnshops to submit records electronically
KECI-TV
The Kalispell Police Department in Montana wants to change city laws to require every pawnshop to submit inventory reports to the city electronically. It is an effort to track thieves who try to sell stolen property. The current city ordinance only requires shops submit handwritten records. Kalispell Police Chief Roger Nasset says he won't force pawnshops to do that, because it is not efficient. Instead, he is pushing for the mandated use of an online system.
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Courts force businesses to think twice about serving 'risky' customers
Forbes
In closing arguments to the jury considering whether to hold Arab Bank liable for terrorist killings in the Middle East last week, attorney Shand Stevens of DLA Piper painted a scary vision of the world the plaintiffs seem to want to establish: "You want to go to put your credit card in to buy some clothes at Walmart and you find out all of a sudden 'Oh, we can’t do this transaction because we here at Walmart have decided you are a terrorist or your brother is a terrorist and, therefore, guilt by association,' " he said. "You can't do business with us either."
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Apple's grand mobile payments plan sound like it will be very secure
Business Insider
As part of Apple's grand plan to change the way we shop, the company is reportedly set to introduce a new kind of mobile payments technology with the iPhone 6, which will make credit-card transactions far more secure.

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Operation Choke Point could soon grip casinos
Las Vegas Review-Journal
It has already hit gun and ammunition dealers. It has shut down pawnshops and short-term lenders. It has caused banks to discharge potentially thousands from their customer rolls who’ve done nothing illegal or improper. The next casualty will be America’s casino and gaming industry.

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Investigators working with pawn shops to identify stolen items
WALB-TV
Investigators from four south Georgia counties are working with local pawnshops to bring stolen jewelry back to its owners. Jason Lee Grizzard remains in the Thomas County Jail after he was arrested for burglary.

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BlackBerry debuts Passport phone around the world
Bloomberg News via The Salt Lake Tribune
BlackBerry Ltd. unveiled the square-screened Passport phone at events around the world, as Chief Executive John Chen tries to win back business users even in the midst of a turnaround.
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Doing great at work? Thank your better half
Inc.
Everyone knows that how you're getting along with your partner can have massive effects on your productivity and confidence day to day, but according to a new study out of Washington University in St. Louis, your better half's personality isn't just a matter of the occasional cheerful or grumpy morning. Over the long term, his or her character can profoundly affect your career.
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UK pawnbrokers make sweet gesture to help terminally ill mother's dreams come true
Messenger Newspapers
Big-hearted staff at a Stretford pawnbrokers in the United Kingdom have picked a sweet way to help send a terminally-ill woman and her young daughter on a dream trip to Florida. hen 36-year-old Becca Parkes was given the news that she had incurable lung cancer back in 2012, she immediately drew up a "bucket list" of things she planned to do while she still could. Right at top was a trip to Florida with her 15-year-old daughter, Ambur.
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Chile pawnshop heist valued at $3.3 million
Fox News Latino
The value of jewelry and other items stolen from an outlet of the Chilean government's Dicrep pawnshop network is $3.3 million and not $8.3 million, as initially reported, the head of the network said. The robbery took place in the wee hours at a Dicrep location in downtown Santiago, where the thieves also took 14 million pesos ($25,000) in cash and four handguns used by the shop's security guards, according to preliminary police reports.
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