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A man looked into a Lynn pawnshop where a 10 percent monthly fee is reportedly charged.

State fails to curb usurious pawnshop rates

Little oversight as poor bear brunt

By Donna Roberson
Globe Correspondent / April 30, 2007

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For the last seven years, Massachusetts banking officials have made fitful efforts to stop some of the state's poorest cities from letting pawnshops charge usurious interest rates for loans to the down-and-out. (Full article: 1568 words)

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