Pawnbrokers Thriving as Poorest Aussies Bear Brunt of Slowdown

Pawnbrokers Thriving as Poorest Aussies Bear Brunt of Slowdown

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A commuter sits on a bench while waiting for a train at Parramatta station in western Sydney. Australia’s economy grew 2.5 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, the slowest pace in almost two years.