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Woman claims she was pawnshop owner's murder-for-hire target
Woman claims she was pawnshop owner's murder-for-hire target
A Texarkana, Arkansas, woman filed a petition for a protective order alleging she was an intended target of Tri-State Pawn and Jewelry owner William "Bill" Duffer’s murder-for-hire plot. Duffer was arrested by Texarkana, police Friday for attempt...
7 offbeat small business growth strategies to follow
7 offbeat small business growth strategies to follow
Because small businesses have shoestring budgets, they lack all the privileges large businesses enjoy. Tilting the ground in their favor is incredibly difficult for them. It's no surprise that 90 percent of startups fail. Expert tips can help them lowe...
Here's how small businesses can harness Facebook's enormous reach
Here's how small businesses can harness Facebook's enormous reach
By now, Facebook has established itself as the towering juggernaut in digital advertising. Consider the company’s recent earnings report — amidst a sea of underperforming Silicon Valley contemporaries, Facebook crushed it. Almost exclusivel...
Californians on pace to buy 1 million guns in 2016
Californians on pace to buy 1 million guns in 2016
The soaring gun sale totals - which show 554,203 firearms sales through late July - come in the wake of mass shootings in Orlando and Dallas, followed by calls for gun control legislation. KPCC obtained the new data from the California Department of Ju...
AR-15 rifle among 19 weapons stolen from pawnshop
AR-15 rifle among 19 weapons stolen from pawnshop
Police are looking for two men and the 19 weapons they stole from a pawnshop in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The break-in happened at the Bayshore Pawn Shop. Detectives say the thieves made off with an AR-15 rifle, 15 hand guns, two black powder rifles and...
Suspected thief lifts pawned jewelry to sell at another pawnshop in Utah
Suspected thief lifts pawned jewelry to sell at another pawnshop in Utah
Orem police arrested a Provo man on suspicion of third-degree felony of retail theft from a pawnshop. Alex Ty Brereton, 19, was suspected of selling the stolen items to another pawnshop, according to police reports.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, police: Pawnshop helps officers catch suspected thief
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, police: Pawnshop helps officers catch suspected thief
A Palm Beach Gardens man was arrested for grand theft after trying to pawn a stolen watch, according to the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department. Troy O’Rourke, 29, is being charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and armed residenti...
Apple's plan to sell used iPhones in India officially gets rejected
Apple's plan to sell used iPhones in India officially gets rejected
If Apple wants to bolster its presence in India, it will have to find ways other than selling old iPhones. At a press conference in New Delhi, India's commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government has rejected Apple's propo...
Pay reform bill seeks 3-year phase-in of new rules
Pay reform bill seeks 3-year phase-in of new rules
A new bill has been proposed that would give small businesses and others a three-year phase-in to handle a transition to new overtime regulations. Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., introduced the Overtime and Reform Enhancement Act, legislation that would st...
Police: Alleged serial thief arrested, visited pawnshops 651 times to resell stolen items
Police: Alleged serial thief arrested, visited pawnshops 651 times to resell stolen items
Utah County sheriff's deputies say they have busted a serial thief with a penchant for pawnshops, but victims may have to wait to get their possessions back. Deputies say 39-year-old Kirk Olson visited pawnshops 651 times in recent years, often with go...
Samsung may skip Galaxy Note 6 name with dual-edge Note 7
Samsung may skip Galaxy Note 6 name with dual-edge Note 7
The next major Android phablet release from Samsung will be called the Galaxy Note 7 and will feature a dual-edge display, according to Korean carrier sources speaking anonymously to ET News. Last summer, Samsung generated a bit of confusion and contro...
Google to ban payday lending ads, calling industry 'harmful'
Google to ban payday lending ads, calling industry 'harmful'
Internet giant Google said it will ban all ads from payday lenders, calling the industry "deceptive" and "harmful." Google's decision could have as much or even more impact on curtailing the industry than any move by politicians, as many payday loans s...
Kay Jewelers accused of swapping diamonds with fakes
Kay Jewelers accused of swapping diamonds with fakes
Diamonds are supposed to be forever, unless, as some consumers are alleging, you shop at Kay Jewelers. Some customers are claiming that after they took their diamond jewelry to Kay Jewelers, the rare stones were mysteriously replaced with cheap imitati...
Silver prices will move much higher and faster than most people think
Silver prices will move much higher and faster than most people think
Historically, the silver price has a tendency to decline and rise way more and faster than most people expect. The recent 5-year decline is a good example of a decline that went lower than expected.
Metals Thoughts: No more bets
Metals Thoughts: No more bets
The table is basically set for Brexit results, and we have Janet Yellen's two-day testimony to keep us busy until then. Yesterday's trading had the definite feeling of "wait and see" that we often get before much anticipated events, so it is interestin...
Do they look nervous? Pawnbrokers size up gun buyers on gut instinct
Do they look nervous? Pawnbrokers size up gun buyers on gut instinct
One gun at a time. That's the rule at Mo Money Pawn, said Bryon Vaughn, who for 13 years has managed the block-wide Phoenix pawnshop that touts itself as Arizona's largest. Marked by a yellow awning and signs promising guns, gold, and loans inside, Mo ...
Cyber attacks on small businesses on the rise
Cyber attacks on small businesses on the rise
More than ever before, cyber crooks are targeting small businesses, law enforcement, members of Congress, and top cybersecurity experts say. It's not just the blue chip companies or governments that are under fire.
Are pawnshops the new bank?
Are pawnshops the new bank?
American Jewelry and Loan Owner, and star of "Hardcore Pawn," Les Gold on why the business at pawnshops is an indicator of how the economy is doing and how they fill the short-term lending void not filled by banks. "We can tell you six months in advanc...
NAACP embraces federal crackdown on payday lenders
NAACP embraces federal crackdown on payday lenders
Hilary Shelton, the director of the NAACP's Washington Bureau, welcomed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposal to crack down on payday lenders and encouraged low-income Americans to explore other options for short-term small-dollar loans l...
What is holding back credit to small business?
What is holding back credit to small business?
The Westchester Bank CEO John Tolomer weighed in on the state of community banks and their relationship with small business in America. Tolomer explained why Brexit was not a major concern for community banks.
Millions to be eligible for overtime under new Obama administration rule
Millions to be eligible for overtime under new Obama administration rule
Millions more American workers will soon be eligible for overtime pay under a rule being finalized by the Labor Department. The rule says anyone who makes less than $47,476 per year must receive time-and-a-half pay for hours worked beyond 40 hours ...
How to build a website with WIX: Step-by-step guide
How to build a website with WIX: Step-by-step guide
Building your own business website with WIX is free and relatively straightforward. But if you're unfamiliar with the process, you might not understand how many different options are available for you to use on the platform. Here's a quick tutorial on ...
Juvenile accused of stealing handgun from Suffolk, Virginia, pawnshop
Juvenile accused of stealing handgun from Suffolk, Virginia, pawnshop
Suffolk Police have found the juvenile suspect accused of stealing a handgun from a pawnshop. Surveillance video shows the suspect walking around a gun display counter, and even peering over and reaching behind the counter.
High-security luxury smartphone launched for global elite
High-security luxury smartphone launched for global elite
A luxury smartphone that offers military grade security and high level cyber protection for the "international elite" has been launched by Israeli and Kazakh investors. The Solarin range of phones will cost at least £9,500 ($13,765) for the mo...
Beachwood hotels, Cleveland pawnshop ready for Republican National Convention
Beachwood hotels, Cleveland pawnshop ready for Republican National Convention
The Republican National Convention is coming to Cleveland and a number of its delegates are staying in Beachwood. According to James Doutt, Beachwood’s director of economic development, the eight delegations headed to Beachwood will be a diverse ...
Ohio can't demand records from gold shops without warrant, judge rules
Ohio can't demand records from gold shops without warrant, judge rules
A provision in Ohio law that lets the state search precious-metals businesses without a search warrant is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Columbus has ruled in a case involving two central Ohio businesses. Liberty Coins of Delaware and Worthington...
Rural pawnshops would face same regulation as city in Wisconsin community
Rural pawnshops would face same regulation as city in Wisconsin community
Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, will consider regulating rural pawnshops with a law mirroring one the city of Eau Claire adopted more than a decade ago. The County Board is scheduled to vote on an ordinance that would create regulations for pawnbrokers, ...
What the ATF has to say about third-party gun sales
What the ATF has to say about third-party gun sales
If you buy a hand gun from a gun shop in Tennessee, you need to pass a background check. But if two private citizens buy and sell a gun, that transaction doesn’t require a background check — and it is legal. News 2's Andy Cordan was offered...
Mission, Texas, pawnshop robbed, thief on the run
Mission, Texas, pawnshop robbed, thief on the run
A thief is on the run in Mission, Texas. Police said the suspect robbed a pawn store with customers inside. The suspect reportedly walked into the shop like any customer. Mission Police Sgt. Ted Rodriguez explained the suspect was wearing a hoodie, ski...
Letter: Pawnshop owner changed my life by donating wheelchair
Letter: Pawnshop owner changed my life by donating wheelchair
I recently required the use of a motorized wheelchair. I could not afford one. I was told about a man named Phil Pavone who owns A-Z Pawn in Norwich, Connecticut. I called him … As soon as he was able to he and another gentlemen, Bob Shaughnessy...
Former University of Oklahoma football player arrested for allegedly pawning police issued weapons
Former University of Oklahoma football player arrested for allegedly pawning police issued weapons
A former University of Oklahoma football player who was a part of a national championship team is now in trouble with the law. Michael Thompson started as a cornerback on OU's national championship team in 2000. In May of 2001, Thompson was critically ...
Gold, silver slide on subdued demand, global cues
Gold, silver slide on subdued demand, global cues
Gold declined further at the domestic bullion market here today due to subdued offtake from stockists and traders followed by sluggish overseas cues. Elsewhere, silver also moved down owing to speculative selling as well as lower industrial demand.
Pawngo makes upscale pawn easy, fast and accessible
Pawngo makes upscale pawn easy, fast and accessible
Pawngo, the first online pawn shop in the U.S., is changing the way people perceive the pawn shop loan experience by making the entire process easy, secure and accessible to a wider base of people by offering pawn loans on upscale goods and services. E...
Woman cashes bogus payroll check at pawnshop, cops say
Woman cashes bogus payroll check at pawnshop, cops say
An Allentown, Pennsylvania, woman is facing theft and related charges after allegedly cashing a fraudulent payroll check at an Easton, Pennsylvania, pawnshop. Francheska Meraliz Rodriguez, 20, allegedly entered Two Rivers Pawn Shop on Dec. 9, 2014, and...
Google defines search analytics impressions, position & clicks
Google defines search analytics impressions, position & clicks
Google has posted a help document named What are impressions, position, and clicks? This document is one of the most comprehensive and authoritative documents on how Google defines the metrics shown in the Google Search Console's Search Analytics repor...
What to do after a fire shuts down your business
What to do after a fire shuts down your business
Although many of us go through great efforts to fireproof our home, we rarely bring this outlook into the workplace. While there's no replacement for a little bit of forethought and diligence, a fire at your place of business doesn't have to mean the e...
Diamonds come from deep in the Earth, or out in space
Diamonds come from deep in the Earth, or out in space
It has long been believed that diamonds are formed from coal. However, geologists have been disputing just how much of a role coal plays in the formation of these complex gemstones. So far, it has been determined that coal does play a small role but is...
Man-made diamonds gaining acceptance, but industry wary
Man-made diamonds gaining acceptance, but industry wary
The imitation-diamond industry has existed for years, but until recently the man-made gems tended to be fairly rough quality stones with discolorations and visible flaws. Now the technology has evolved to the point where even the experts need special e...
What matters most to small-business owners? new survey reveals top concerns
What matters most to small-business owners? new survey reveals top concerns
From election issues to retirement plans, the 2016 American Express OPEN® Small Business Monitor reveals what's weighing on the minds of business owners — and how they're preparing for the future.
Self-employed? 4 tips for setting personal financial goals
Self-employed? 4 tips for setting personal financial goals
If you're among the 10.6 million Americans who are self-employed, you know that being your own boss brings some serious rewards. Steering your own vessel gives you a freedom and control that just can't be found in traditional employment. But there are ...
Can you spot a fake customer review of your business?
Can you spot a fake customer review of your business?
We all know that companies would prefer to have only good reviews, and that company performance is largely motivated by obtaining such feedback because it helps businesses thrive. Reviews play an important role, as ReviewTrackers.com reports that 85 pe...
Google launches business-friendly tool that tests your website mobile-friendliness and page speed
Google launches business-friendly tool that tests your website mobile-friendliness and page speed
Google announced on the Google Small Business blog that they have released a new landing page to test your website’s mobile-friendliness and page speed for desktop and mobile all in one place. This tool should make it easier for small businesses ...
New Amazon Kindle doubles the storage
New Amazon Kindle doubles the storage
Hot on the thin, ergonomic heel of the Kindle Oasis comes a lighter, thinner Amazon Kindle. That's right, an update to the regular, vanilla Kindle. Don't worry, though. At $79.99, it remains the least expensive ebook reader in Amazon's lineup. So, ...
Are you paying yourself first? You should be
Are you paying yourself first? You should be
It's important as the head of your company that you feel good - emotionally, physically and mentally - which often requires cash to spend on personal care, well being or to lessen financial stress and have more stability in your life. If you are burnt ...
How the Brexit vote could hurt small business lending in the US
How the Brexit vote could hurt small business lending in the US
If the British vote to opt out of the European Union, the referendum will shake up the global financial markets. London, of course, is a major financial center, and should the so-called "Brexit" could rattle investors in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. The ...
Commonwealth's attorney calls for new pawnshop law
Commonwealth's attorney calls for new pawnshop law
A Kentucky pawnbroker is required by law to hold jewelry and other goods received for 90 days - unless the items were bought by the pawnshop.
Seagate unveils hard drives with up to 10TB capacity
Seagate unveils hard drives with up to 10TB capacity
Seagate today announced a new line of hard drives with up to 10TB of capacity for desktops computers, network-attached storage and surveillance systems. The high-capacity drives, dubbed the Guardian Series, represent a 2TB increase over the capacity of...
USA on track for most gun sales this year
USA on track for most gun sales this year
Terrorism fears appear to be pushing more Americans to buy guns. FBI data show this was the busiest June ever for firearms dealers. Tom Hand continues to be busy – at his gun and pawnshop in Daphne, Alabama.
San Jose: Police crack down on pawnshops in burglary battle
San Jose: Police crack down on pawnshops in burglary battle
Burglary detectives are spearheading a crackdown on an array of San Jose pawnshops that in recent years have flourished unchecked as places to fence stolen property, police said. Detective Sgt. Michael Montonye, who heads the San Jose Police Department...
Signet refutes allegations of 'diamond swapping'
Signet refutes allegations of 'diamond swapping'
Signet Jewelers denied allegations that its employees "systematically" switch more expensive diamonds for lower-quality gems following claims the jeweler repeatedly engaged in diamond "swapping." Signet shares slumped 19 percent between May 25 and the ...
How to check and repair a negative credit score for business loans
How to check and repair a negative credit score for business loans
Your credit rating plays an important role when you are trying to secure funds for your small business. It's therefore always a good idea to check and repair your credit to boost your chances of getting funds.
What you need to know about the new payday lending rules
What you need to know about the new payday lending rules
Federal regulators proposed ambitious rules last week that would require payday lenders to consider borrowers' ability to repay and limit the number of repeat loans. When final, the rules would radically change the way lenders make loans to an estimate...
Rapaport to provide 100 percent natural untreated diamond melee
Rapaport to provide 100 percent natural untreated diamond melee
Rapaport Auctions and Trading is pleased to offer clients the opportunity to purchase parcels of melee that are 100 percent natural and untreated. Every single diamond in these parcels is tested using the latest Gemological Institute of America equipme...
Metals Thoughts: Expensive insurance
Metals Thoughts: Expensive insurance
Somewhere between a Brexit vote, global negative interest rate policy, a U.S. election and a less steep fed hike path, traders the world over are finding excuses to go risk-off. Since none of this is altogether new or surprising, it's been fairly moder...
Gold rises on post-Brexit bets central banks will step up easing
Gold rises on post-Brexit bets central banks will step up easing
Gold advanced as investors speculate central banks will have to continue supporting the global economy in the wake of Britain’s vote to quit the European Union. Gold’s investment case has been strengthened by the Brexit vote last week as th...
If payday loans go away, what replaces them?
If payday loans go away, what replaces them?
The lenders who advance poor people money on their paychecks charge exorbitant interest rates that often snare the most vulnerable customers in a cycle of debt, the industry's critics have long said. Yet even consumer advocates who loathe the industry ...
How do you like those Apples? Waning wow factor for iPhone a drag for Cook
How do you like those Apples? Waning wow factor for iPhone a drag for Cook
Remember when people were in awe of the Apple iPhone and the other smartphones that followed its lead? After nine years or so and about 1 billion iPhones sold, no one gets that excited anymore.
Parent's pawning of tuba leaves sour note
Parent's pawning of tuba leaves sour note
A Naples, Florida, woman was arrested after pawning her daughter’s gold plated Yamaha tuba, which originally belonged to Pine Ridge Middle School. According to an arrest report from the Collier County Sheriff's Office, the school sent the girl's ...
Lynchburg, Virginia, jury sides with pawnshop against sheriff's captain
Lynchburg, Virginia, jury sides with pawnshop against sheriff's captain
After deliberating into the wee hours, a Lynchburg Circuit Court jury in Virginia awarded more than $100,000 to a city pawnshop in a civil trial against a Lynchburg sheriff's captain. Capt. Buddy Gene Wade, 53, was accused by Lynchburg Pawn of sell...
7 tips for complying with the new federal wage-hour regulations
7 tips for complying with the new federal wage-hour regulations
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division recently disclosed the details of its final revised regulations relating to certain "white collar" salary exemptions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Texas victims pay to recover property when pawned by criminals
Texas victims pay to recover property when pawned by criminals
The burglars came in through Dana Stewart's window. "I went in, and all of our things had been stolen," she said. A month later, she got the call. The Dallas police pawn shop squad had found some of the items: her laptop, tools, and a speaker.
Firearms stolen from Charlotte, North Carolina, pawnshop at gunpoint
Firearms stolen from Charlotte, North Carolina, pawnshop at gunpoint
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Armed Robbery Unit, in conjunction with the ATF, are asking for the public's help identifying the suspects responsible for an armed robbery from a business in the North Tryon Division. It ha...
Dallas County sheriff's employee accused of pawning county gun
Dallas County sheriff's employee accused of pawning county gun
A Dallas County Sheriff's Department employee was arrested after officials said she pawned a county-owned gun. Katenia Johnson, 43, has been charged with theft of a firearm. She posted $1,500 bond and was released from the Dallas County jail.
11 business hacks for Michigan from stars of 'Hardcore Pawn'
11 business hacks for Michigan from stars of 'Hardcore Pawn'
Everybody's selling something at the Mackinac Policy Conference this year. So it may be no surprise that there's a place for the owners of Detroit's largest pawn store at the Grand Hotel. Business expansion, legislative debate, and employee retention...
North Carolina gun dealer wins duel with bank that cited federal regulations to drop him
North Carolina gun dealer wins duel with bank that cited federal regulations to drop him
A North Carolina gun seller won a duel with his local bank, after the lender denied his web-based business its services, erroneously citing a controversial banking regulation, he told FoxNews.com. For months, Luke Lichterman had tried to get his Hometr...
Firearms laws may be loose, but pawning presents problems in Oklahoma
Firearms laws may be loose, but pawning presents problems in Oklahoma
Gun laws vary from state to state, but with a strong gun culture in the area, Oklahoma's gun laws are among the most lenient in the country. But those who have run afoul of the law should think twice before pawning their firearms and then trying to get...