Some quick links to start your Friday. Hyundai will be advertising during the Super Bowl … Secret Service agent charged with sending explicit photos to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl … Wal-Mart employees are paid so little, they have to skip lunch or steal it from their co-workers, they claim as they push for higher minimum wages … Entrepreneurs are taking aim at payday lending … Meet the biggest land owners in the U.S. … KFC is testing delivering its fried chicken … Eighty million U.S. jobs are at risk of being taken over by robots, according to the chief economist from the Bank of England … Americans are literally buying tons of gold … Books by billionaires that will help you run the world … Cool things you can do with customer feedback … The new Department of Homeland Security headquarters will have 13,000 desks for 17,000 employees … Products to make you have a better day … Personal development myths.
- The Federal Trade Commission has announced the discussion topics for its third and final “Debt Collection Dialogue” and while incredibly broad, at least it should provide some idea as to what to expect. The first panel discussion will be on the subject of state regulations and debt collection enforcement and the second panel discussion will be on federal regulations and debt collection enforcement.
- Here is a case of anecdotal evidence being used to indicate a nationwide trend. A pair of Florida consumers were taken advantage of by debt collectors – if their stories are true – and the incidents are being used to call for a prohibition against collecting on delinquent debts that are out-of-statute.
- I wrote about this a couple of weeks ago, but here is a much more in-depth look at the impact of “sold-derogatory” tradelines on consumers’ credit reports.
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