Reality TV's new stars: Small businesses

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In this Wednesday, April 3, 2013, photo, Rick Harrison, owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop waits as a camera crew prepares to shoot an episode of Pawn Stars at his shop in Las Vegas. Pawn sales at the shop, which is featured in the television reality show Pawn Stars, bring in about $20 million a year, up from the $4 million a year it made before the show aired. Turning small business owners into stars has become a winning formula for television producers, but the businesses featured in the shows are cashing in, too. Sales explode after just a few episodes have aired, transforming nearly unknown small businesses into household names. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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