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...

Dave Larson named Director of Client Development for Data Age

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

Refiners vs. Smelters: The Benefits of Using an ACTUAL Refiner

Do you know the difference between a Refiner and a Smelter or Buyer? If you don’t, you’re not...

Instagram Removes Like Counts, How Should Marketers Adjust?

Instagram has a rollout program to measure what happens if they eliminate likes. It started in...

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Rewards offered for leads in pawn shop gun theft

CORNELIA, Ga. (AP) — Federal agents and a trade group for the gun industry are offering $20,000 in rewards in hopes of solving the theft of firearms from a pawn shop in the northeast Georgia town of Cornelia. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...

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2014 Spring Seller Update: Seller standards update

Updates to seller standards designed to reward great service with more sales. Sellers who provide the great service that creates better shopping experiences and repeat sales stand to benefit from updates to seller performance standards coming with the August 20 seller...

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Stop Calling Tablets ‘Mobile’

Stop me if you've heard this one: Two guys are sitting in a Starbucks. One is tapping away on his Macbook Air. The guy next to him is busy pecking as well, on a keyboard attached to his iPad. Yet only one of these two are considered to be on a "mobile" device. Article...

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Gold price continues to fall on weak demand; silver rebounds

Gold prices dropped further at the domestic bullion market today due to lack of local buying support at existing levels as well as reduced offtake from jewellery stockists. Silver, however, regained some lost ground after its relentless slide on fresh demand from...

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AG sues Lonoke County pawnbroker over loans

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing a Lonoke County pawnbroker of marketing illegal auto-title loans with interest rates of more than 300 percent to dozens of Arkansas consumers. Full report here 

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De Beers May Sight Estimated at $560M

The De Beers May sight closed with an estimated value of $560 million as the rough diamond market remains steady. Sightholders reported that prices on some boxes were adjusted slightly; however,  on average, prices and assortments were basically unchanged.  Read on

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Cops nab 2 suspected jewelry thieves for housebreak spree

Two suspected jewelry thieves from Natick have been charged with multiple attempted and successful housebreaks that investigators said date back to Feb. 27 and targeted at least eight communities. The robberies occurred in Wayland, Weston, Wellesley, Sherborn,...

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Optimizing your business posts on Facebook

Many of us know that having an active presence on social media is critical for our brands and businesses to remain competitive and relevant. It is equally as important to stay current on what it means to be relevant. Read more

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Man Pleads Guilty After Pawn Shop Finds Child Porn On Laptop

A man who sold his laptop containing child porn to a pawn shop admitted to the crimes Tuesday in court. Wesley Metcalf pleaded guilty to seven counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor before a Superior Court judge in Onslow County. Full report here

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