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Pawnshops offer Black Friday deals as well
WFLD-TV
People found great deals at some stores you may not think about on Black Friday. Just like millions of other Americans on Black Friday, Sheila Westbrook was out shopping at big retailers looking for deals. However, she decided to check out a pawn shop to just see what she could find. "I just checked out the prices on the televisions over there. It's crossed my mind to take back the three TV's I got last night, and come here and grab these three off the shelf over here," said Westbrook.
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Used guns: How do pawnshops know if a second-hand firearm is legal?
Newsmax
Even though there are deals to be had, many hesitate when it comes to purchasing used guns from a pawnshop. Buyers worried about the legality of the used guns in pawnshops should keep in mind that those businesses are subject to the same laws as regular firearm dealers. As long as they are following the rules, buyers should be able to move forward with confidence.
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Running 'Pawn Stars' store brings challenges
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Running a pawnshop that doubles as the set for a popular reality TV show is no easy task. But one Las Vegas local makes it his goal to seamlessly keep a business going with 14 people working for television crews coming in and out. Gold & Silver Pawn's general manager Travis Benton, 30, has a long history with the Harrison family, the owners and funny cast of "Pawn Stars."
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Why gold just can't win
CNBC
If no one expected the Swiss vote forcing the central bank to hold more gold to succeed, why is gold tanking? Over the weekend, Switzerland's voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to require the country's central bank, Swiss National Bank, to raise its gold holdings to 20 percent of its assets from around 7 percent currently as well as preventing it from selling any more of its gold holdings.
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Gun sales boom on Black Friday
NBC News
Shoppers gave Black Friday the cold shoulder this year, except for those packing heat. Gun sales boomed on the traditional kick start to the holiday shopping season, with the federal background check system setting a record of 175,000 checks on Friday, according to the FBI. On a typical day in 2013, the agency processed about 58,000 checks.
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7 posh cars that were pawned
The Boston Globe
The wealthy (and not-so-wealthy) have been pawning their high-end cars, but they're not taking them to some dark store in a seedy part of town. They are using places like Borro, a personal loan service with storefronts in Los Angeles, New York and London.
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Police searching for burglar who broke into Kentucky, pawn store through roof
WDRB-TV
Shively Police in Kentucky say a man broke into a Cash America store on Nov. 4. "Officers responded to it like we normally do, checked the perimeter and couldn't find any signs of forced entry at that time," said Sgt. Josh Myers, Shively Police. Myers said officers thought it was a false alarm.
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    Longtime Sacramento, California, pawnbroker relocates inside rival's shop (The Sacramento Bee)
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India scraps gold import curbs
AFP via Yahoo News
Leading gold buyer India has announced it has eased controls on imports of the yellow metal after its current account deficit narrowed sharply. India, the world's second-biggest gold buyer after China, imposed the import restrictions last year to avert a trade deficit crisis that pushed the rupee to record lows.
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Find your first client under these 6 unturned stones
Small Business Trends
Encouraging referrals is the best way to grow your business. However, as a new entrepreneur, to obtain referrals you have to have clients. Getting that first client can be one of the biggest challenges in getting your business off the ground. Fortunately, there are things you can do to entice new clients into hiring you.
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HealthCare.gov's insurance marketplace for small businesses gets off to a slow start
The Washington Post
A year after the Obama administration temporarily shelved an unfinished part of HealthCare.gov intended for small businesses, it has opened with reports of only modest technical flaws — but with doubts that it will soon benefit the millions of workers at little companies with inadequate health insurance or none at all.
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