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Cash America International receives average recommendation of 'old' from analysts
The Legacy
Cash America International has earned an average rating of "Hold" from the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the company, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have given a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $42.04.
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Obama's 'Operation Choke Point'
FrontPage Magazine
Almost unbelievably, the Obama administration is involved in another scandalous abuse of power, one that has largely escaped the public's attention. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a report Dec. 8 detailing the abuses by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), operating under the auspices of a program known as Operation Choke Point.
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TV's Pawn Stars move closer to a Pawn Plaza
Las Vegas Eater
The Pawn Plaza retail and dining concept is starting to take shape. One building is demolished and now it awaits the pods. Pawn Stars' Rick and Corey Harrison, the Old Man and Chumlee are on their way to becoming mini-mall mavens. Their forthcoming Pawn Plaza will be located across the parking lot from the famed Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, home base of their widely popular History Channel reality show.
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Stolen jewelry found at pawnshops — is it yours?
KGW-TV
Do you recognize any of these necklaces, earrings and rings? A Portland, Oregon, detective is hoping social media can help her not only reunite the valuable jewelry with its rightful owners, but capture the person who may have stolen all of it.
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St. Nick, patron of pawnshops
Christianity Today
Father Pawn Shop. It doesn't quite have the same ring as Father Christmas, but it's an equal descriptor of St. Nicholas. We associate ol' St. Nick with tinsel and chimneys, not money-lending and neon signs. We imagine him giving gold coins to hungry families, rather than purchasing gold at a fraction of its worth.
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Selling your business? What tenants need to know about their lease
By Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield
Tens of thousands of businesses are bought and sold each year. And they almost all require a lease assignment or negotiation with the landlord. A landlord can deliberately or creatively sabotage lease assignments. They may do this out of fear that the new tenant who is buying your business may default on rental payments, or they may simply want a higher rental rate. Here are just a few considerations pertaining to commercial lease assignments.
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5 key business predictions for 2015
AllBusiness.com via FOX News
December is often a time for reflection on our accomplishments over the past year, which can help us to set our sights, expectations, and strategy for the new year to come. FOX Small Business forecast for 2014 was largely on point at least directionally, anticipating several key events.
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