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The home-sharing start-ups coming for Airbnb’s throne

“Airbnb, having such a huge first-mover advantage and having so many hosts… they have a huge scale of benefits that are going to be hard to replicate,” Professor Chekitan Dev tells The Washington Post.

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Bitcoin drops below $43,000 on El Salvador’s first day using it

Fintech expert Professor Will Cong comments on Bitcoin’s value drop, an event that happened on El Salvador’s first day of using the cryptocurrency as legal tender.

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Some Hotels Are Mandating Vaccines. Will Others Follow?

“At the current stage, I don’t think we will see broad vaccine requirements by hotels,” Professor Christopher Anderson tells The New York Times.

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Is This Food Really Healthy? New Packaging Labels Would Tell You

Professor David Just tells Scientific American that the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2021 does address a real problem “and could perhaps have a positive influence.”

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Why Your Next Trip Might Be More Expensive Than Your Last

Professor Christopher Anderson tells The New York Times that there will likely continue to be soft demand for big cities that rely on business travel and international leisure travel.

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What the UN Climate Report Means for Food

“It becomes more and more efficient to have wind turbines and solar arrays and geothermal wells in what are today working farmlands,” Professor Chris Barrett tells Modern Farmer.

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As climate change disrupts supply chains, American life is poised to change drastically

“Disruptions are more likely to be on the supply side rather than on the demand side,” Professor Ariel Ortiz-Bobea tells Salon.

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Is Uber turning Postmates into a zombie app?

Uber bought Postmates late last year. Now that the businesses are merging, will Uber turn Postmates into a zombie app? Professor Alex Susskind weighs in on Marketplace.

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‘It’s a highly personal decision.’ Experts weigh in on cruises in 2021

“Some of the things that cruise companies have been put into place will create a better experience,” Professor Robert Kwortnik Jr. tells The Boston Globe.