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Community Banks Are Failing; Pawnshops Are Growing

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 10.25.2013 | Business
Tanya D. Marsh

Five years after the failure of Lehman Brothers, the mega banks have rebounded, community banks that serve vulnerable niches of American consumers, and which played no role in causing the Financial Crisis, are failing, and non-traditional lenders are expanding.

Singapore Goes Pawn Crazy

Agence France Presse | Bhavan Jaipragas | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

Singaporean housewife Siti Khadijah Abdul Rahman accumulated a few thousand dollars' worth of gold accessories over the past two decades, but now a ri...

'Pawn Stars' Buy Creepy Taxidermy Creation

Posted 07.03.2012 | TV

On "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on History) Corey Harrison took a punt on a creepy stuffed animal. A taxidermist brought in her creation, which ...

'Pawn Stars': Signed Copy Of Charles Lindbergh's Autobiography

Posted 06.19.2012 | TV

The "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on History) got their hands on a signed copy of aviator Charles Lindbergh's autobiography Monday night. Rather r...

'Pawn Stars': How Much For A Rare Nineteenth-Century Dollar Bill?

Posted 05.29.2012 | TV

How much is 19th-century U.S. paper currency worth these days? That was the question facing the "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on History) Monday nigh...

More Americans Are Doing This To Get Loans

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money

More Americans are turning to pawn shops to get by, hawking jewelry, electronics, tools, and other personal items for quick cash, according to a new r...

'Pawn Stars': How Much For A Piece Of Cold War History?

Posted 05.22.2012 | TV

The "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on History) held a piece of mid-20th-century history in their hands Monday night. A seller approached them with ...

Insults And Lots Of Cursing On 'Hardcore Pawn'

Posted 05.02.2012 | TV

The expletives were flying thick and fast on "Hardcore Pawn" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on TruTV) when a customer demanded more cash than the pawnbroker was wi...

'Pawn Stars': Rare Abraham Lincoln Campaign Token

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

The "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on History) found themselves face-to-face with a piece of political history Monday night. Rick Harrison identifi...

Janean Chun

Small Businesses Shunned By Banks Turn To Pawn Shops

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 03.16.2012 | Small Business

Most small-business owners dream of seeing orders quintuple overnight. But when Fern Phillips had a purchase order suddenly jump from 4,000 units to 2...

'Pawn Stars': How Much For A Can Of Elephant Dung?

Posted 03.06.2012 | TV

On "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on History) Chumlee Russell took a punt on a very esoteric item -- a can of "Zoo Doo." The can was full of "Guar...

'Pawn Stars': A Piece Of Mob History?

Posted 02.28.2012 | TV

On "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on History) a would-be seller discovered that in the world of antiques and collectibles all good yarns have to be b...

Rich Americans: 'Take My Mansion, Please'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Growing numbers of rich Americans are welcoming the foreclosure crisis into their homes. Default rates for the nation's most expensive properties ...

'Pawn Stars': Rick Scores Civil War Revolver

Posted 02.21.2012 | TV

Haggling for rare historical artifacts can be a tricky game to play. On the latest "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on History), a rare Civil War revol...

'Cajun Pawn Stars' Buy Lock Of Abraham Lincoln's Hair

Posted 04.08.2012 | TV

According to the "Cajun Pawn Stars" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on History) there are collectors out there who pay big bucks for hair from famous historical fig...

The 'Pawn Stars' Appraise A Signed Copy Of Edward VIII's Memoirs

Posted 04.08.2012 | TV

The love story between Edward, Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson was one of the most memorable of the 20th century. As heir to the British throne he ...

Jewelry: Accessory or Asset?

Lauren Kaminsky | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Kaminsky

Many people do not realize that they may have a gift from Grandma locked away in a drawer for many years or a ring sitting on their finger that has actually appreciated in price and may provide much needed liquidity.

Pawn Shops Gain Traction With Banks Shutting Out Struggling Americans

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Pawn shops are beckoning from the shadows. At a time when banks have shut their doors on those with bad credit, a growing number of borro...

How to Use a Pawnshop

Lauren Kaminsky | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Kaminsky

Often unfairly viewed as a place of last resort, there are a couple of reasons why pawnshops may be favorable for those looking for a short-term loan.

The Formerly Rich Fuel Rise Of High-End Pawn Shops

Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

By Robert Frank of the Wall Street Journal The rich have always faced periodic “liquidity shortfalls,” where they have plenty of assets but not...

PICTURE: Babydaddy Do You Wrong?

Posted 11.22.2011 | Comedy

You've got to hand it to this pawn shop. They sure know how to market themselves. Because sure, some people might be pawning things to pay an overd...

Payday Lenders, Pawn Shops Benefit As America's Economy Sputters

Associated Press | Bernard Condon | Posted 09.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- As the jobless rate inches up and the economic recovery sputters, investors looking for a few good stocks may want to follow the mone...

Does Everything Require Stimulus?

Jerry R. Welch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry R. Welch

Rather than treat the unbanked and underbanked as second class citizens, the prepaid card industry is listening to their needs.

Reyne Gauge: American Pickers

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

It seems shows on antiques and collecting are all the rage these days. Antiques Roadshow has certain illustrated the public's desire for televisio...

Art Collectors Turn to Pawn Shops

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In the course of a week, Yossi Dina talks to a lot of art dealers and art collectors, movie moguls and real estate investors, all of whom want him to give them a loan, using their art as collateral.