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  • Not running a charity, and financed by "greedy investors" looking to make big profits, they attempt to compensate themselves by charging "loan-shark" rates of 80%.

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  • You, Simon Nishikanta, won't put up another penny -- yet your loan-shark offices are doing business at the same old stands at God knows what per cent. to drunken sailors.

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  • While the stereotypical retail store demand cut-rate formalistic shlock from ITS suppliers, the supplying recording industry in turn looks for cookie-cutter music to maximize profits on top of loan-shark recording fees.

    Making Light: A music exec's take on the Macmillan/Amazon throwdown

  • The doctor needed it; his own scientific experiments had drained his pockets without adding to his reputation, and more than one loan-shark and pawnbroker was acquainted with his shuffling step and slovenly figure.

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  • Saperstein had a sticky-fingers problem and skimmed some of the money to pay off loan-shark debts.

    The Mob and Me

  • But he says these loan-shark tactics are a byproduct of the increasing competition among microfinance lenders.

    Indian State Tightens Microcredit Rules Amid Suicide Scare

  • Sadly, but not surprisingly, these programs would seem to be the equivalent of the loan-shark saying "I'm cutting you a deal buddy, I'm only gonna break one of your legs"

    Ronald Ricker: Banking on Our Emotions?

  • The doctor needed it; his own scientific experiments had drained his pockets without adding to his reputation, and more than one loan-shark and pawnbroker was acquainted with his shuffling step and slovenly figure.

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  • Sadly, but not surprisingly, these programs would seem to be the equivalent of the loan-shark saying "I'm cutting you a deal buddy, I'm only gonna break one of your legs"

    Banking on Our Emotions?

  • A crony offers him a job as a loan-shark enforcer, and though Mitchell isn't crazy about the idea, he doesn't have any better offers.

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