Two years ago, a man walked into the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas with a pair of diamond earrings.
Pawn dealer Rick Harrison asked him the typical questions — Where did you get it? Where is the receipt? — and the man readily answered. Harrison filled out the required paperwork and paid the man $40,000 for his merchandise.
The very next day, Harrison found out the earrings were stolen. The victim got her earrings back and the criminal was prosecuted. Harrison, meanwhile, was out $40,000.
Back in January, Goshen College, a small liberal arts school in Indiana, decided to allow its college's Athletic Department to play an instrumental version of the Star-Spangled Banner before sporting events.
After abruptly departing MSNBC in January, Keith Olbermann returns to broadcasting on June 20 with a new version of Countdown on the Current TV network.
He tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that his new show resembles his old show on MSNBC but "with some additional bells and whistles and a little bit more commentary." And, he says, he's looking forward to being at a network where he can say things he wasn't able to say before.
In Gallup's new report, Egyptians are pessimistic about the struggling economy and their standard of living, yet they are extremely optimistic about their lives improving over the years. Host Michel Martin discusses the report with the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center's Mohamed Younis. Martin also catches up with Cairo University graduate student Yassmine ElSayed Hany, who spoke with Tell Me More on the day Egypt's former President Mubarak stepped down.
The U.S. Census Bureau expects 188 million active credit card holders this year. Credit reporting agency Transunion says there is a growing number of Americans who are paying their mortgages late so they can pay their credit card bills on time. Host Michel Martin and personal finance expert Alvin Hall discuss whether or not logic exists behind this balancing act. They also review other important news in the credit world.
While First Lady Michelle Obama has publicly pushed against childhood obesity, many families struggle with it privately. The Centers for Disease Control say obesity affects 17% of America's children. In this weekly parenting conversation, host Michel Martin explores how obesity affects children and their families. She speaks with Lois Freedman, whose six-year-old daughter struggles with obesity; Saquonte Wilkinson, a high school student battling obesity; Dr.
Just days after the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that May's unemployment rate rose to 9.1%, the Obama Administration hosted a summit highlighting urban entrepreneurs' roles in stimulating the economy. Host Michel Martin discusses the initiative and other ways to boost the economy with Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration; and Daniel Mitchell, Cato Institute Senior Fellow.
There's no telling exactly what will happen in coming years as states set up online exchanges where consumers can shop for health insurance policies starting in 2014, but brokers aren't going down without a fight.
President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are holding a joint news conference this hour at the White House.
Merkel will be awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom today and is to be honored with a State Dinner at the White House this evening. Earlier today, she and the president "hailed the relationship between their nations as the cornerstone of efforts to promote peace and prosperity around the world," The Associated Press writes.