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Regulating the Sharing Economy: Rules for Uber and Airbnb

As upstarts like Uber and Airbnb challenge stalwarts in the taxi and hotel industries, cities are struggling to encourage innovation while still ensuring fairness and public safety. Supporters of the so-called sharing economy don't want regulations to squash popular new alternatives to the status quo. But some residents and existing businesses say the newcomers need to play by the rules. We look at cities' efforts to balance competing interests.

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