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Incoming EZCorp CEO looking to online sales, new products, Mexico to continue growth
Austin American-Statesman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In a decade as CEO of EZCorp Inc., Joseph Rotunda built the Austin company from a Texas-focused pawnshop chain to an industry leader, with more than 1,000 pawnshops and payday loan centers in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and revenue of $597 million in its most recent fiscal year. Next month, he will be succeeded as CEO by Paul Rothamel, who joined EZCorp in 2009. Rotunda is retiring but will remain a consultant to the company for five years. More

Consignment shops to fingerprint, ID customers
WSTV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you’re planning to sell those clothes cluttering your closet at second-hand clothing stores in Douglasville, they might take your photograph and fingerprints for police. Douglasville store owners like Ali Cheatham in Georgia are irate over an ordinance that makes them put some customers in a police database for selling everything from toddler shoes to strollers.

'Pawn Stars' is worth a shot
Regina Leader-Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you haven't watched "Pawn Stars" yet give it a try. There is some really funny moments and you may learn a lot if you ever want to sell or buy something. And you get to see some really cool stuff. It is one of the most popular programs on the American cable TV network The History Channel. The Gold & Silver Pawn Shop is located on the northern Las Vegas Boulevard - the Las Vegas strip - and is near the Stratosphere Tower. More

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Washington community extends waiting period
for pawnshop resales

The Olympian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Lacey City Council in Washington has changed its law to extend the waiting period between the time items are purchased by pawnshops and secondhand dealers and the time those items are resold to the public. The goal is to increase the number of stolen items that are caught before they can be resold. Lacey's law allowed pawnshop owners and secondhand-item dealers to hold purchased items for just four days before putting the items on the shelf for resale. Washington state law calls for a 30-day waiting period. More

33 Pawn opens near Oklahoma City
The Perkins Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Perkins, Okla., recently welcomed its newest business to town. 33 Pawn opened its doors, Wayne Nettles, store manager, said. Nettles said he has always been interested in opening a pawnshop. A 26-year employee of Mercury Marine, Nettles said the company's recent decision to close its Stillwater plant provided the impetus for his decision to make his dream a reality. More

History Channel's 'Pawn Stars' meets 'Millionaire'
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you've caught Who Wants to Be a Millionaire lately, you may have noticed a few changes. First of all, there's no more "hot seat." Each contestant stands while he/she tries to win a million bucks. Secondly, the questions are shuffled, so you never know how much an answer may be worth. Finally, the show has been welcoming more celebrity contestants lately. Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison and Chumlee from the History Channel's "Pawn Stars" will be among them. More

What America's national debt means for small business
American Express    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
America's national debt has been stomach churning for a long time, and politicians have always talked about taming it, but suddenly the issue has real political currency. Fears that the U.S. could be the next Greece, and suffer a sovereign debt meltdown, means that anti-deficit politicians are running very hot in the early going of this year's political season. But let's ignore the politics of deficit reduction and talk about deficit reduction itself — what would it mean to small businesses? More

Orange County, Calif., community says no to pawnshop
The Orange County Register    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Los Alamitos, Calif., leaders have turned down a request by a businesswoman to open the first pawnshop in the city, citing safety concerns about its proximity to school children. In a 4-1 vote, the planning commission denied a proposal by Seal Beach resident Lori Craven-Doss to open a pawnshop. That site is on the path of children walking to and from Oak Middle School, the city's community center and an after-school day care program, according to a report. More

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New self-locking magnetic clasp is for customers who have difficulty fastening their existing necklaces and bracelets.We are featuring a counter display selling system that includes 34 assorted clasps, one attached sample necklace with clasp, counter display with locking drawer, 100 free consumer brochures and 250 mailer cards to build additional traffic.

Cash America ups third quarter EPS outlook
on higher demand for loans

Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pawn and payday lender Cash America International raised its third-quarter earnings outlook on the back of higher customer demand for its online loan products in the United States and the U.K. The company said it is now expecting third-quarter earnings per share to be 90 cents, versus its earlier view of 82-88 cents, also due to lower loan losses associated with consumer loans. More


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