Airbnb to Offer Free Housing to 20,000 Afghan Refugees

The company said it was working with resettlement agencies. It did not specify how long refugees could stay in the apartments and houses.

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Huge Paydays for C.E.O.s, as Gap With Workers Widened

The gap between workers and C.E.O.s widened during the pandemic as public companies granted top executives some of the richest pay packages ever.

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Airbnb Has a Hate Group Problem, Too

But it’s not the same as Facebook’s. C.E.O. Brian Chesky discusses why he and Mark Zuckerberg have different consequences to consider.

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Airbnb Is Driving Hosts Elsewhere With Costly Pandemic Policies

Hurt by refunds, some are trying to cut the site out of bookings or taking legal action. The company says it is working to reduce tensions.

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California Travel Restrictions Ban Short-Term Rentals. Why Can’t Travelers Get Refunds?

The state’s latest travel restrictions make most hotel or short term lodging illegal. But Airbnb and Vrbo, the biggest home-sharing companies, are sticking to no-refund policies.

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Airbnb Reveals Falling Revenue, With Travel Hit by Pandemic

The home rental service gave the first comprehensive look at its finances on Monday as it moves to go public.

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Airbnb Fights Its ‘Party House Problem’

Noise. Damages. Safety questions. Airbnb is racing to address the risks posed by partying guests before it goes public.

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The Future of Airbnb

Home-sharing’s challenges aren’t only about social distancing and hygiene. Overtourism, racial bias, fee transparency and controlling the party crowd are also in the mix.

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Airbnb, a ‘Sharing Economy’ Pioneer, Files to Go Public

The home rental company, which was privately valued at $31 billion, is trying to go public after its business was crushed by the pandemic.

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Airbnb Was Like a Family, Until the Layoffs Started

What happens when a kumbaya office culture meets the business realities of a pandemic?

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The Results Are In for the Sharing Economy. They Are Ugly.

Lyft, Uber and Airbnb depend on travel, vacations and gatherings. That’s a problem when much of the world is staying home.

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