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Boston Tops in Airbnb Costs; Fears of a Hub Olympics

BOSTON—The city smokes every other one worldwide when it comes to the cost of booking through Airbnb: "GoEuro.com, a travel website based in Berlin, gathered data on which cities carry the highest and lowest prices for various kinds of hotels, as well as for Airbnb, the San Francisco start-up that matches travelers with people willing to rent space in their homes." [WSJ]
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HUB-WIDE—Nothing to fear but fear itself? "So the Big Dig scarred us — and apparently also hosting the Democratic National Convention in 2004. Bostonians hold deep grudges, and we cannot forget about the horrible traffic nightmares, street closures, and interrupted businesses. But Kayyem insisted in the infrastructure benefits, which moves people and communities, in turn, spurring the economy." [Globe]