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Airbnb to Pay Fair Share in Illinois

In a major win for Chicago hoteliers, Airbnb will begin collecting and remitting full hotel taxes on behalf of its hosts in Chicago. In February, the short-term online rental company began adding Chicago’s 4.5 percent hotel tax to renters’ bills, ...

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Study Finds Racial Discrimination by Airbnb Hosts

A working paper from Harvard Business School has found that Airbnb renters with names that sounded African American had a harder time booking reservations than those with white-sounding names, says Bloomberg Business. Airbnb says it does not support discrimination, citing ...

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Airbnb’s New York Data Not Complete

Following Airbnb’s release of New York City data, some are saying the information is incomplete, according to New York Business Journal. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he suspects most Airbnb rentals in New York City avoid regulations and ...

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