Bill Brannan Named Director of Software Development for Data Age

Data Age Business Systems, developer of PawnMaster, the industry-leading pawn management software,...

No One Can Counterfeit an Elephant

Destiny Soria’s got it right when it comes to fake watches. Her quote epitomizes the exact...

Bill Booth Named Vice President of Product Development

Data Age Business Systems, developer of PawnMaster pawn management software, names Bill Booth Vice...

Retailers Will Close on Thanksgiving Spelling Good News for Small Business

Want some good news for the holidays? Small business owners should be happy to hear that many...

Guest blog: Tips on Testing Jewelry Scrap Part 1

There is a continuing evolution and sophistication regarding the types of jewelry alloys you will...

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South Shore Shooting Wounds Two Men in Pawn Shop

SOUTH SHORE — Two men were shot in an apparent pawn shop robbery in South Shore Friday morning, police said. The men, 49 and 29, were both shot in a leg about 10:15 a.m. in the 1900 block of East 79th Street, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a police spokeswoman. They were...

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Robber nabbed inside pawnshop

THE Eastern Mindanao Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (EastMinCidu) is set to file charges before the City Prosecutor’s Office against a high-profile robbery suspect arrested for trying to pawn P1.8 million worth of stolen jewelry items at a pawnshop on San...

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ATF under investigation for undercover storefront stings

Just as America's premier gun-policing agency began to crawl out from under the embarrassment of Operation Fast and Furious, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is again under fire -- this time for tactical mistakes tied to a separate program...

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Cash-for-Gold shop opens near Sugarhouse Casino

A store that buys gold has opened up across Delaware Avenue from SugarHouse casino, and once again, neighborhood groups and city leaders are fighting it.“We were promised these kinds of businesses would be kept out, that this would never happen,” said Fishtown...

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Sales of gun parts worry ATF

It was John Zawahri’s failure to pass a background check that prevented him from buying a firearm in California several years ago. So the 23-year-old obtained an “unfinished receiver,” the metal piece that holds the critical mechanisms that allow guns to fire, and...

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China’s SMEs head for pawnbrokers as credit tightens

China’s tight credit environment has fostered some interesting financial innovation. In some cities, stacks of wool can be traded for an apartment. Amid this desperate demand for capital even pawnshops, a traditional lending channel, are changing how they operate....

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Gold settles lower after jump in consumer prices

Drop in U.S. jobless claims also keeps gold under pressure SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold prices on Thursday gave back some of the gains they notched a day earlier and then some after a jump in consumer prices in the U.S. and a drop in jobless claims pointed to an...

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How To Use Technology for Its Highest and Best Use

For many of us, a standard calculator was our first introduction to technology. Therefore, it’s understandable why we still use technology predominantly for the purpose of automating mundane tasks such as mathematical functions, when we can be accomplishing so much...

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The Big Picture in Precious Metals

We’ve been focusing in on the shorter term charts for the precious metal complex for some time now which is important but we also need to keep a very close eye on the bigger picture as that over rides the shorter term charts. You really have to know the big picture...

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$20K reward offered to solve smash-and-grab firearms theft

A $20,000 reward is being offered to find the person responsible for burglarizing a northeast Georgia pawn shop and making off with firearms. Investigators believe that a church van stolen from Atlanta was used in a smash-and-grab burglary at Gene’s Pawn Shop in...

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19 Words That Will Make People Like You More

Want to make a better first impression and engender positive feelings that last a long time? Focus on what you say as much as what you do. First impressions can lead to lasting impressions. So to improve, a lot of people will tell you to dress better, read more (so...

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Hot Ice: The Tortuous Tale of the Pear-Shaped Diamond

The thought struck Steven Zaretsky during a party two years ago, when he looked over at his wife and the 7.35-carat, pear-shaped diamond hanging on a thin chain around her neck. It had been a gift from her father to her mother, and later, to her. What was it insured...

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EZCorp investigated by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

​In a filing with the SEC, payday lender and pawn shop chain EZCorp Inc. disclosed it has received a civil investigative demand from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The action by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, taken in February, is part of an...

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