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Airbnb cuts ties with vacation-rental firms in Los Angeles
Airbnb cuts ties with vacation-rental firms in Los Angeles

Amid mounting pressure from housing advocates and community groups, Airbnb is cutting ties with some of its biggest money-makers. Two of the home-sharing giant's largest Los Angeles-area hosts — vacation-rental firms with dozens of apartments apiece — said Friday that Airbnb had dropped them from its site this week, canceling upcoming bookings and scrubbing their listings. A number of other large hosts in the region have also disappeared from the site. The San Francisco-based company had little to say about the moves, issuing a brief statement that said its "mission is to connect hosts with guests and provide a quality, local and authentic experience. We routinely...

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