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For Smaller Cities, the Airbnb Backlash Can Be Even Bigger

In communities that rely on a handful of special events each year, the sharing economy is complicated.

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An Energy-Efficient House Could Be Built From the Bay Bridge's Scraps

One man's unusual proposal to recycle some of the 58,209 tons of bridge steel currently being dismantled.

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Why It's So Hard to Figure Out the Sharing Economy's Winners and Losers

A new study suggests Airbnb cuts into hotels' business. But is that necessarily a bad thing?

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Congress Just Started Caring About the Sharing Economy

A friendly first hearing on Capitol Hill.

How 50 Airbnb Listings Became Adorable Birdhouses

The company commissioned a team of artists to make miniature versions of the homes they rent.

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The Rise of Invisible Work

Companies like Airbnb and Etsy are redefining what it means to have a "job." Is that good for the economy?

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A Milestone in Airbnb's Awkward Relationship With New York

The company says it wants to work with the city to pay occupancy taxes.

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What's the Difference Between a Shady Hotelier and an Airbnb Host?

A question in dire need of a legal answer.

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Economic Recovery Could Kill Airbnb

It's become the go-to site for hosts and guests who are desperate and underemployed. But that could change quickly.

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Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

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Micro-Subletting Is Thriving in New York — But Is It Legal?

Users of sites like Airbnb are snubbing a recent law that forbids short-term apartment rentals.