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'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...

'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...

'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...

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 ...

Did The 'Pawn Stars' Score Paul Newman's Autograph?

Posted 01.31.2012 | TV

The late, great Paul Newman was not just an Oscar-winning actor. The philanthropist, humanitarian and family man was also a passionate race car driver...

Naming Names: Every Bank and Business That Is a Subprime Lender

Gary Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Rivlin

How many of the country's largest, best-known banks and corporations took huge, deep gulps at the well of the poverty industry? Well, how much time do you have?

Regulate Nonbank Financial Institutions, Say Consumer Groups

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- While much of the Congressional debate over consumer financial protection has focused on banks, lawmakers have been grappling behind the...

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 ...