Gold scores its highest finish in a week

Gold futures notched their highest finish in a week on Wednesday but maintained the tight trading...

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Beyond the Shop: Customer Loyalty Program

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Pawnshop tape no issue in theft case, appeals court says

DURHAM — Police and prosecutors didn’t have any obligation to check a pawnshop security video to find out if the man they accused of stealing some jewelry was the person who hocked it, a N.C. Court of Appeals panel says. Handed down this week, the unanimous ruling...

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Employee accused of pawning School District equipment

A Marion County School District employee accused of pawning school property has been arrested on numerous counts of dealing in stolen property and violation of the Florida Pawn Broker's Act. Wiring technician Michael Stephen Ziebart III, 23, was arrested Tuesday...

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Worldwide Gold Jewelry Demand Increases 3%

Demand for gold jewelry by volume continued its growth of the past few quarters based on consumers across the globe (with notable exceptions) taking advantage of a year-over-year 21 percent drop in the price of the precious metal, according to a report by theWorld...

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Reward offered in Ill. stolen assault rifle case – $10,000

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a $10,000 reward is available for information in the theft of 13 semi-automatic assault rifles stolen from a freight train container at a Chicago rail yard. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Chicago police and...

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Mom, stepdad accused of stealing, pawning teen’s electronics

In the dispute between Alexis Walters and her parents, it’s hard to tell who’s acting more like a child. The Las Vegas police and Clark County courts are here to figure it out. Walters’ mother, Shanna Silva, 36, and stepfather, Andrew Sicad, 32, were each charged with...

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Jewelry Thieves Accused of Mass Pawning

25 year-old Jamil Meighan and 31 year-old Wilfred Stanley continue to face criminal charges after they were taken to court for over $10,000 in stolen from a Belize City woman, which they allegedly attempted to fence at pawn shops around the city. 29 year-old Jamil...

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Smart guns

“Smart guns” have been in the news recently. A gun store owner in Maryland abandoned plans to begin selling a German-made “smart gun” after protests–some of which included death threats. Such threats are crimes, and ought to be prosecuted, if the perpetrators can be...

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How to Stop Google From Using Your Name and Face in Ads

Google ads starring you -- yes, we’re talking your real name and your real face -- could already be popping up online. That is, unless you’ve already taken action to stop the search giant from using your Google account information in its ads. If you haven’t, we’ll...

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Two Pawn Shop Employees Shot During Robbery

(CBS) – A sour deal at a South Shore pawn shop leads to a shooting and robbery. Now, two men who work at Cash 4 Gold are recovering from gunshot wounds. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports. Police say the men, ages 49 and 29, were both shot in the leg and are in stable...

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Fort Worth takes a new look at restrictions on payday lending

Fort Worth, the only major city in the state not to pass an ordinance restricting the operations of payday lenders, is taking a new look at the issue. Two weeks ago, City Manager Tom Higgins released a report on payday lenders for council members, noting that most of...

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Putting Pawn Shops to The Test: a New Ordinance in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — Putting pawn shops to the test, ABC40 entered one local store as a customer to make a deal and show how new regulations are working.  Springfield’s so called “pawn shop ordinance” was the center of heated debate the past few years in the...

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