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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...
A+E Networks fuels factual drive with pawn
A+E Networks fuels factual drive with pawn
Joel Denton, the managing director of international content sales and partnerships at A+E Networks, talks to TV Real about trending factual genres, the power of Pawn Stars and what’s on deck for the company in the coming months.
How to know when a great location is worth the price
How to know when a great location is worth the price
When you're in the early stages of building what you hope will be a nationally recognized brand, you're constantly faced with choices of how best to spend your limited time and capital. The hardest choices have to do with unexpected opportunities. Some...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
Law enforcement will try again next year on pawnshop bill
Law enforcement will try again next year on pawnshop bill
Although a West Virginia bill which would have outlawed selling gift cards at a pawnshop is done, the activity it aimed to prevent is by no means over. Barboursville Police Chief Mike Coffee spoke to lawmakers early in the session about the scam which ...
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...
Effective responses to workplace emergencies
Effective responses to workplace emergencies
Within sixty seconds of its launch on November 14, 1969, the Apollo 12 spacecraft was struck twice by lightning, which caused critical navigation systems and fuel cells to shut down. A N.A.S.A. engineer who remembered his training for a similar scenari...
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 ...
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.
The 7 best objects to pawn
The 7 best objects to pawn
Strapped for cash? You might be interested in pawning a few items — that is, providing something of value as collateral for a monetary loan — when you're in a bind. What's some of the best stuff to pawn? Peep this list of popular items that...
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.
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...
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...
7 ways that Facebook ads can rock your business
7 ways that Facebook ads can rock your business
With 1.7 billion people on Facebook as of November 2015, it's pretty safe to say that a lot of your target audience, clients and customers are active on the world's largest social-media platform. It should also come as no surprise that Facebook's ads p...
3 ways successful professionals build their brand on LinkedIn
3 ways successful professionals build their brand on LinkedIn
Discover three simple tips to build out your personal brand on LinkedIn — and generate more business for yourself as a result.
7 tips on how to effectively retain customers
7 tips on how to effectively retain customers
Getting customers is one thing. Getting them to come back and keep buying from you is entirely something else. While you might be putting a lot of energy into attracting new clients, you should also put some attention into nurturing relationships with ...
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 ...
11 of the most expensive new watches money can buy
11 of the most expensive new watches money can buy
When it comes to pricey timepieces, most people think of brands like Rolex, which sells watches that can cost tens of thousands of dollars. But in reality, that's just the tip of the iceberg. The 11 watches below are the latest crop of the most expensi...
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...
Samsung Gear 360 — A 'virtual reality' camera in the palm of your hand
Samsung Gear 360 — A 'virtual reality' camera in the palm of your hand
The 360-degree video capture market is relatively new, but many see the technology as a stepping stone for virtual reality content. A truly immersive VR experience requires cameras that are capable of capturing everything a person sees in front of them...
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...
Why are millennials turning to payday loans and pawnshops?
Why are millennials turning to payday loans and pawnshops?
More millennials are turning to payday loans and pawn shops for much needed cash — moves that can provide immediate relief, but often result in deeper debt. That's according to a new study on millennials and financial literacy by the Global Finan...
The high cost of being poor
The high cost of being poor
Struggling with poverty is hard enough on its own, but many of America's poor now face an array of costs that wealthier citizens often don't incur. Take the rise of for-profit probation companies, which more than 1,000 courts across the U.S. use. The c...
Don't weaken pawnshop rules: Bill would make life easier for thieves, worse for victims
Don't weaken pawnshop rules: Bill would make life easier for thieves, worse for victims
A Ohio state lawmaker wants to loosen reasonable reporting requirements for pawnbrokers and also allow them to buy from convicted thieves — many of whom burglarize and rob repeatedly to feed drug habits. This piece of legislation — while it...
Feds: Payday lender charged 700 percent interest on loans
Feds: Payday lender charged 700 percent interest on loans
The head of a payday lending enterprise accused of charging more than 700 percent interest on short-term loans was indicted on federal racketeering charges. Charles M. Hallinan, 75, led a group that preyed on hundreds of thousands of customers while ta...
Your chances of becoming poor may be higher than you think
Your chances of becoming poor may be higher than you think
The odds of striking it rich by playing the Powerball are 1 in 292 million — worse than the odds of being struck by lightning — yet that doesn't stop us from daydreaming about being flooded with wealth and sailing off to Bali. The opposite,...
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...
From Oscars statues to a killer's bling: The mystique of city pawnshops
From Oscars statues to a killer's bling: The mystique of city pawnshops
There are 8  million stories in the naked pawnshop. There's the bling put up by a beloved Knick before his death; an MTV Award presented to a world famous rapper; a 1976 World Series trophy awarded to a minor cog in the Big Red Machine; and a ...
Square just became an online lender
Square just became an online lender
The recent bright star in the portfolio of Square, the San Francisco payments company led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorseyc, isn't actually payments. It's the company's cash advance service, Square Capital, which provides cash advances to merchants us...
Rapaport calls for standardization of diamond grading terminology
Rapaport calls for standardization of diamond grading terminology
The Gemological Institute of America, established in 1931, created terminology to describe the color and clarity of diamonds. So as to differentiate their language from a broad range of confusing terms that were commonly used in the trade, the GIA begi...
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...
Pawnshop phones contain left over personal data
Pawnshop phones contain left over personal data
If you buy a used mobile phone you could be getting more than you bargained for according to security software company Avast. It seems that some phone owners are inadvertently pawning their porn. Avast purchased 20 used smartphones from pawnshops in fo...
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.
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.
Poll: Payday borrowers overwhelmingly approve of service
Poll: Payday borrowers overwhelmingly approve of service
As federal regulators prepare to crack down on payday lending, a new survey shows that borrowers are overwhelmingly satisfied with the service and wary of efforts to more stringently regulate it. Ninety-four percent of borrowers surveyed for the poll a...
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...
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.
Metals Thoughts: All night long
Metals Thoughts: All night long
Gold has held up surprisingly well in spite of a crude and equity rally. Funds are putting on bullish structures, and the ETF builds are continuing at a historic rate and are threatening one-year highs. The two biggest questions for yellow metal are: D...
Can machine-grown diamonds sparkle forever?
Can machine-grown diamonds sparkle forever?
At one Silicon Valley startup, engineers are doing in weeks what takes nature millions of years. They're making diamonds. "Just like out of mine, our growth chambers produce a rough diamond," said Jeremy Scholz, Chief Technology Officer of the Diamond ...
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...
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...
ATF: Gun thefts up in 2015
ATF: Gun thefts up in 2015
Firearm thefts from federally licensed dealers increased slightly for the second consecutive year in 2015, according to a new accounting issued by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives. The ATF reported that 6,173 guns, most of them han...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
Company invents gun that folds up to look like a cellphone
Company invents gun that folds up to look like a cellphone
A Minnesota company has invented a handgun that folds up to look just like a smartphone. The .380-caliber pistol, called Ideal Conceal, will be available later this year and "will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight," Ideal Concea...
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...
Gold prices hit new session highs on strong US data
Gold prices hit new session highs on strong US data
Gold prices rose, as better-than-expected U.S. job data hinted to a possible inflation comeback, enhancing gold's appeal as a hedge against higher consumer prices. Spot gold, lower initially, rose 0.5 percent to $1,237.71 an ounce by 1515 GMT, whil...
Rare blue diamond set to smash auction records in Asia
Rare blue diamond set to smash auction records in Asia
Calling all tycoons looking for the perfect gift for that special someone. A rare blue diamond is up for sale and set to smash auction records in Asia. The 10.10 carat rock, named the De Beers Millennium Jewel 4, is the largest oval-shaped, fancy vivid...
Silver price seems to be immune to rallying US dollar
Silver price seems to be immune to rallying US dollar
Silver is the next metal to keep an eye on after recording massive gains. At a time when gold prices were declining owing to a stronger dollar, silver price headed for gains. Silver has received much boost from the news that global economy may be rebou...
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...
Pawnshops offer alternative when spring cleaning
Pawnshops offer alternative when spring cleaning
Moris Adato says his pawnshop is a perfect place for people doing Spring cleaning around the house. "We get it all the time," said Adato the owner of CashCo Pawn Shop in San Diego, California. "We have people come in with carts of merchandise that they...
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 ...
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, ...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Survey of pawnbrokers reveals millennials increasingly turning to pawn stores
Survey of pawnbrokers reveals millennials increasingly turning to pawn stores
The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) announced the results of the NPA 2016 Trend Survey, which assesses how changes in the American economy and trends in collateral lending have affected the pawn industry since the beginning of 2015. An examinati...
What's next for gold?
What's next for gold?
Gold has been a hot commodity so far this year. But will it last? The yellow metal is up more than 19 percent and has recently tested the $1,280-an-ounce level for the first time since early 2015. In comparison, the Dow Jones industrials index is d...
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...
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...
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...
Missouri Supreme Court rules to allow lawsuit against pawnshop
Missouri Supreme Court rules to allow lawsuit against pawnshop
The Missouri Supreme Court unanimously ruled a mother can sue a pawnshop for selling her schizophrenic daughter a gun despite a warning not to, which the daughter then used to fatally shoot her father. An attorney for Janet Delana, the mother from Well...
Prom accessories, pawnshop style
Prom accessories, pawnshop style
Prom season is nearly here and along with finding the right dress, there are big decisions to make on how to accessorize your outfit to achieve that perfect look. Ashley Gold, the former star of Tru TV's Hardcore Pawn reality series, recently launched...
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 ...
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...
Google pounces on pawnshop to get its unreleased-edition of Google Glass back
Google pounces on pawnshop to get its unreleased-edition of Google Glass back
A purported set of Google's new top-secret version of Glass eyewear that ignited a dramatic eBay bidding war over the weekend appears to have been the real thing. Google quickly pounced on the vendor and got its Glass back. Bids had reached as high as ...
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, ...
Essential tools you'll need to run a successful business
Essential tools you'll need to run a successful business
Running a business requires time, effort and so many other things. And you can't do it all on your own either. You need a variety of different tools to help you succeed. Whether those tools are actual products or just concepts that you can use to stren...
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 ...
Tips to help control your small business finances
Tips to help control your small business finances
There's no way to get around some of the challenges that come with being a small business owner. But the proper tools and support can help you navigate the world of debits and credits more smoothly. Here are a few financial challenges you may face and...
Counterfeit gold — Beware of fake pamp gold bars
Counterfeit gold — Beware of fake pamp gold bars
A new wave of counterfeit PAMP Suisse gold bars are making the rounds. These new fakes show much better quality than earlier attempts, especially with the packaging. Previous fake PAMP gold bars have been easily detected when compared to the real thing.
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...
27 ways to be a better boss
27 ways to be a better boss
Some people may be born leaders, but being the boss isn't always easy. Running a business means you have to get all of your work done while leading a team at the same time, and it can be difficult to keep up with all of those responsibilities. Ready to...
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...
21 percent of small business owners still filing taxes on paper forms, Manta reports
21 percent of small business owners still filing taxes on paper forms, Manta reports
Most small business owners dread the tax season. Yet to save money, many entrepreneurs attempt filing taxes on their own and end up making costly mistakes in the process. Two recent polls by online small business service directory Manta have found 21 p...
6 effective marketing tactics to borrow from big businesses
6 effective marketing tactics to borrow from big businesses
Established businesses have one obvious advantage over their younger counterparts: Deep pockets. Fortunately, what today's small business lacks in budget can be made up for with strategy and a few carefully chosen tools. Here are six smart marketing id...
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.
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.
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 ...
How to deal with lazy employees
How to deal with lazy employees
As CEOs, we've all been there, right? One day, your employees are performing at their peak, and then the next, they become lazy employees and won't lift a finger. You don't want to bring down the hammer, because that might decrease productivity and enc...
Counterfeit modern US gold issues in fake NGC holders with fake labels
Counterfeit modern US gold issues in fake NGC holders with fake labels
Counterfeit Proof American Eagle and American Buffalo 1-ounce gold $50 coins have been reported in Ohio encapsulated in fake Numismatic Guaranty Corp. plastic holders with counterfeit grading label inserts. The counterfeits surfaced in the greater ...
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...
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...
We're about to see what's next for luxury watches
We're about to see what's next for luxury watches
Since March 2015, exports of luxury watches from Switzerland have been steadily declining. In January, the value totaled 1.5 billion Swiss francs, which is down 7.9 percent from the same month a year earlier. The dampening factors are well-known, start...
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...
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.
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...
Synthetic process prompts debate over how gems can be advertised
Synthetic process prompts debate over how gems can be advertised
The jewelry industry is in the midst of a dispute about how diamonds that look like the real deal, but are not exactly, can be advertised. As it stands, sellers of synthetic diamonds must label them as "lab-grown" or "lab-created." But marketers of the...
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 ...
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...
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...