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...
It's not often a celebrity reaches out to Top Cash Pawn in search of his belongings, so when Taylor Packwood received a call from John Huffman, agent for N.W.A. "gangsta rap" member Tracy "The D.O.C." Curry, regarding five platinum record...
EZCorp Inc., the Austin, Texas-based chain of pawn shops and payday lenders that is in the midst of a corporate turnaround, is feeling the pressure from local laws passed in Texas that clamp down on short-term loans, company officials...
Pawnbrokers, payday lenders, gun dealers, and others claim that the Department of Justice's Operation Choke Point and bank regulator pressure are forcing banks and credit unions to close the accounts of legal businesses. But most of those account closures have more to do...
Can a prayer for diamonds actually turn up a gem? When you're exploring the fields at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, the odds are higher than usual. "Are you going to bless me and let me find a diamond today?" That was Susie Clark's prayer on April...
Gold futures settled with a gain of just over 1 percent, bouncing off a six-week low set in the previous session as traders searched for clues on when the Federal Reserve will begin lifting interest rates.
A news station hit up some of the busiest pawnshops in New York with undercover cameras rolling. It's where jewelry turns into cash. "It's $900, you pay us back $1,108," one clerk said. Pawnshops have long been...
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