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Holiday gun sales
KCIT-TV
Fewer people will be getting guns as gifts this Christmas. Holiday gun sales are down at some local gun shops. Some shop owners tell us business is still steady, but compared to 2013, and especially the year before, they can see a major difference in sales.
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Man sentenced for stealing $1.9 million of gold and silver from his parents, pawning it in Utah
K2 Radio
A Riverton, Wyoming , man was sentenced last week to more than seven years behind bars for stealing $1.9 million, mostly gold and silver, from his parents and pawning it out of state, according to federal court records. Richard Jordan Kennedy will serve that time for interstate transportation of stolen property in addition to a sentence for another, unidentified crime in Montpelier, Idaho, according to the minutes of the sentencing by U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl.
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Payday loans could cease in South Dakota
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
An unexpected coalition is backing a campaign to ban payday lending in South Dakota, prompting the industry to warn of far-reaching consequences if it succeeds. Payday loans and an array of similar businesses — "signature loans," "title loans" and others — target small-dollar loans at people with poor credit and savings. Supporters say they help low-income people borrow much-needed money, but an array of critics say the fees are far too high and trap borrowers in a spiral of debt.
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Selling your business? What tenants need to know about their lease
By Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield
Whether we're speaking at a franchise convention, healthcare workshop or a restaurant expo, we are magnets for tenants' questions. Here are just a few considerations pertaining to commercial lease assignments.
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H&T Pawnbrokers donates toys for kids at Christmas
SourceWire
H&T Pawnbrokers has committed once again to helping others – collecting toys and funds for children in the run up to Christmas. Staff members sold raffle tickets offering customers the chance to win diamond jewelery and Christmas hampers filled with food, drink and money off vouchers. They held hot chocolate and mince pie mornings, asking customers to donate a small something.
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Traders betting Russia's next move will be to sell gold
Bloomberg
Russia's surprise interest-rate increase failed to stop the plummeting ruble. Another tool available to repair economic havoc caused by sanctions and falling oil prices: selling gold.
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Jewelry thieves disable alarm, saw through roof
WKRN-TV
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, police are on the hunt for sophisticated jewelry thieves who sawed through the roof of a jewelry pawn store to steal merchandise. It happened at the Prestige Pawn and Jewelry store. The thieves made away with over $200,000 worth of jewelry.
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Alleged thief pawns thousands in stolen property at shops across the state
KFOR-TV
Police say an accused thief decided to make the most of her alleged crime and sell thousands in stolen property at various pawnshops across town. Authorities are looking for a woman who took off with electronics and other items from a home in Purcell, Oklahoma. Investigators have tracked down some of the victim's property, but the alleged thief is still on the run.
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Arrests made in drug-related incident at Tennessee pawnshop
Lebanon Democrat
Lebanon, Tennessee, police charged a local pawn shop owner and his accomplice, following what officers termed "a drug deal gone bad." Lebanon resident Nick Barry told police he was shot at and subsequently hit over the head and kicked in the head following a drug deal at the Momma Moon Pawn Shop.
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