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A new, dangerous job in Mogadishu: tax collector

The Somali traders in Mogadishu's markets have long faced down Islamist rebels and warlords demanding money. Now they say there is a new predator: the government tax man. Full story

NY proposes new rules on debt collections abuse

New York financial regulators proposed Thursday curbing abuse by debt collectors by requiring they verify all disputed claims, advise consumers when the statute of limitations has expired on debts and confirm settlement agreements in writing. Full story

Dealing with a debt collector? Tips for borrowers

Debt collection can be an unpleasant business, but it's a big one. Full story

Consumer bureau vows crackdown on unfair debt collectors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer watchdog on Wednesday warned lenders it will crack down on unfair and misleading debt collection practices, part of growing scrutiny of how financial firms treat consumers who owe them money. Full story

Debt collector to pay $3.2M to settle FTC case

The debt collector Expert Global Solutions has agreed to pay a $3.2 million civil penalty to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that the company harassed consumers with allegedly illegal debt collection calls. Full story

Mich. OKs air quality rule changes at Eagle Mine

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has agreed to let operators of the Upper Peninsula's Eagle Mine modify their air pollution procedures, including removing a dust collector. Full story

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  Historical letters to be auctioned

A large stash of letters from an anonymous collector will be auctioned online, including letters from Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  CNBC: Mixing Business With Treasure

Curtis Dowling, "Treasure Detective" star, discusses the mission of his new CNBC Prime reality series which uses high tech science to dig into the history of potentially counterfeit items in order to help collectors determine whether they own trash or ...

  A Lichtenstein Lie

In the premiere episode, the "Treasure Detectives" team meets with a long time art collector who believes he has a valuable Roy Lichtenstein print. See the special tactic Treasure Detective Curtis Dowling uses to examine this Lichtenstein print. The "T...

  A Car Flipper's Dream

After picking up this gem in a swap meet in Dallas, Jeff and his team flipped the car into something that would make a collector salivate. Under the hood, the car has been restored to an accurate representation of its original time period and cloned af...

  Wealthy Car Collectors

Confidence is back among the big car collectors, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

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A garbage collector blows a kiss towards a towel as he attends a national strike at Santiago
A garbage collector blows a kiss towards a towel as he attends a national strike at Santiago

A garbage collector blows a kiss towards an image on a towel as he attends a national strike at Santiago, July 29, 2013. Garbage collectors have begun a national strike on Monday demanding improvements in their salaries, according to media reports. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: POLITICS CIVI

A garbage collector leans on a garbage truck during a national strike at Santiago
A garbage collector leans on a garbage truck during a national strike at Santiago

A garbage collector leans on a garbage truck during a national strike at Santiago, July 29, 2013. Garbage collectors have begun a national strike on Monday demanding improvements in their salaries, according to media reports. The banner reads "Decent salaries, not crumbs". REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHI