A New Hampshire Democrat lawmaker is speaking out against a bill that restricts what people can buy with government entitlement funds, saying booze, tobacco, lottery tickets and even guns should be permitted. Full article here
MANILA, Philippines–Authorities on Monday swooped down on a residential place used for storing illegal high-caliber firearms and explosives in Marawi City. Read more
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
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,...
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
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
INDIANAPOLIS - Metro police are searching for the gunman behind three pawn shop robberies in less than six months. Watch video here
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at a bulk mail center in Jersey City have confiscated and will destroy more than 185 counterfeit guitars that would have sold for more than $1 million, authorities announced. Read on
Small talk gets a bad reputation. To avoid this allegedly meaningless drivel, people skip networking events. Or, almost as bad, they attend, but talk to the three people they already know. This is shortsighted, says Debra Fine, author of The Fine Art of Small Talk....
Press Release: Global gold and silver mine production is set to achieve record highs in 2014; two of the key findings from Metals Focus’ inaugural Gold & Silver Mining Focus report. Article here
Plagued by cell phone thefts, especially on the CTA, Chicago aldermen endorsed a measure Monday that would require those who make money off unlocking the devices to keep records on their customers. Read report here
County Attorney Todd P'Pool introduced a draft for a new county-wide ordinance concerning record keeping and the ability of law enforcement to track shop inventory to make sure stolen merchandise isn't being sold. Read more
(Reuters) - A U.S. grand jury has subpoenaed a company that a federal regulator has said is at the center of a deceptive payday lending scheme, a source familiar with the matter said. AMG Services Inc was subpoenaed as part of a criminal probe conducted by the office...
Don Budd has been buying and selling championship rings from cash-strapped athletes since the 1980s. While he sells some sports memorabilia, Budd also keeps them so that the athlete can regain their beloved ring once they get on better financial footing. Read on
Americans — even many of the poorest — enjoy a level of material abundance unthinkable just a generation or two ago. That indisputable economic fact has become a subject of bitter political debate this year, half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a...
Andy Raymond, co-owner of Engage Armament in Rockville, a Washington suburb, said he was trying to protect his business by reversing his decision to sell the Armatix iP1 .22-caliber handgun, which electronically limits the ability to fire the weapon. Read more here
You’re not a jeweler! Why not admit you are a pawnbroker? If my experiences have value, I suggest it can be very difficult to make that admission. My pawnbroking peers will appreciate the following example that underscores the difficulties involved with such an...
A Poconos pawn shop specializing in the resale of diamonds, jewelry and other goods allegedly failed to report its purchases to authorities as required under state and local laws to prevent the sale of stolen goods. Read on