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Millions In U.S. Do Their Banking Without Banks, According To FDIC Survey

NPR | Sam Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

About 60 million adults do their banking at places other than banks, according to a new survey by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation....

Annie Leibovitz Pawns Rights To All Her Photographs

New York Times | Allen Salkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last fall, Annie Leibovitz, the photographer, borrowed $5 million from a company called Art Capital Group. In December, she borrowed $10.5 million mor...

Pawn Shop Customers Pulling Up In High Priced Cars, Peddling Luxury Items

Wall Street Journal | Gary Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PHILADELPHIA -- At Society Hill Loan, a pawnshop in a middle-class neighborhood here, a steady rain fell outside as a fashionably dressed young man pa...

Americans Rich And Poor Pawn More To Pay Bills

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif./PHOENIX (Reuters) - Whether it's a Tiffany diamond or a three-year-old lawnmower, more and more Americans from all social classe...

Pawn Shops: Business Is Booming

LA Times | DAVID LAZARUS: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The economy is tanking, banks are scrambling for cover, the Fed is repeatedly cutting interest rates . . . and business is booming at pawn shop Crown ...

Pawn Shops Prosper As Economy Tanks

ABC News | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As more and more Americans cope with unemployment, struggle to pay their mortgages and deal with higher gas prices, it seems they are turning to pawn ...