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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Why one person's junk is another's TV obsession

"Market Warriors," shown here, is one of several television shows about hunting for elusive treasure amid discarded junk. At least three new entries are premiering this summer, adding to the already double-digit roster of reality shows about "pickers," pawn shop owners and people who bid on lost goods at auctions.