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The Grimy Business of Buying and Selling US Debts
Offbeat  (tags: Debt Collection, Business, Buy, Selling, USA )

- 1043 days ago -
Last weekend, US TV show host John Oliver bought and forgave $15m (£10.3m) worth of medical debt, delighting hundreds of people who had defaulted on the sky-high expenses from life-threatening illnesses.
Colorado Couple Sentenced for Trapping, Selling Bobcats
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, bobcats, illegal, trapping, selling )

- 3103 days ago -
Prosecutors announced Monday a Colorado couple was sentenced to federal prison for illegally trapping bobcats and selling them across state lines
Tiger Whiskers for Sale
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, wild animals, tiger whiskers, shed, unusual, selling )

- 3384 days ago -
With the Year of the Tiger fast approaching, tiger items are hot sellers, and the Changsha Zoo in Hunan Province is cashing by offering genuine tiger whiskers as lucky tokens to ward off evil, "especially for drivers and children" according to a zoo
Jailed Illinois Sheriff Facing New Charges
Offbeat  (tags: sheriff, selling, marijuana, murder for hire )

- 3391 days ago -
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A southern Illinois sheriff already accused of selling marijuana, often while on duty, now faces charges of solicitation of murder for hire
Poor Selling Organs to Make Ends Meet in Egypt
Offbeat  (tags: women, world, organs, selling, body parts, debt, money, food, family )

- 3396 days ago -
Soheila, an Egyptian village housewife, traded her kidney for $2,185 to pay off debt -- the best option the desperate mother of three could find to keep food on the family table
Beanie Babies Modeled After Obamas' Dog Bo Are Selling Like Hotcakes
Offbeat  (tags: beanie babies, dolls, toys, obama dog, bo, selling )

- 3619 days ago -
Last month, toy company Ty announced its plans to market a Beanie Baby in the image of the new Obama family dog, Bo. And the Bo dolls appear to be popular enough that they're hard to keep in stock. The Associated Press reports: Less than a dozen "Bo

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