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Airbnb

Airbnb has finally revealed how it plans to make use of Tilt, the crowdfunding service it acquired earlier this year – Airbnb will now let customers split the cost of a booking.

Twitter feedback: This feature was among the top requests when Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky asked for customer wishes via Twitter last year. Splitting and collecting travel payments within a group are reportedly a big source of disagreement and loss of money, Airbnb says.

Why it matters: Aside from making its customers happy, Airbnb also stands to gain a lot of business growth from this new feature. According to the company's test of the service, 30% of reservations booked led to one or more new Airbnb users.

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Trudeau's government projected to win Canada election

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government has been reelected in the national election, the CBC and CTV News projected on Monday night.

Yes, but: "It's still too early to say whether it will be a minority or majority government," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports.

Pelosi's back-to-school math problem

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may need votes from an unlikely source — the Republican Party — if she hopes to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill by next Monday, as she's promised Democratic centrists.

Why it matters: With at least 20 progressives threatening to vote against the $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill, centrist members are banking on more than 10 Republicans to approve the bill.

By the numbers: Haitian emigration

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Data: CBP; Chart: Sara Wise/Axios

The number of Haitians crossing the U.S.-Mexico border had been rising even before their country's president was assassinated in July and the island was struck by an earthquake a month later.

Why it matters: A spike during the past few weeks — leaving thousands waiting in a makeshift camp under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas — has prompted a crackdown and deportations by the Biden administration.