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Airbnb

Women make up 55% of Airbnb's hosts around the world, the home-sharing company revealed on Monday. Additionally, since the company's founding in 2008, women have earned $10 billion as hosts.

Other data the company shared:

  • In 2016, the typical female host earned $6,600 in the U.S., $3,600 USD in Spain, nearly $2,000 USD in South Africa, and $1,750 in Brazil.
  • The earnings for a typical female host covers one third of annual household expenditure in Kenya, 31% in India, and 20% in Morocco. Globally, 62% of hosts who are single mothers say that hosting helps them afford their home.
  • Women make up 59% of Airbnb Superhosts (hosts that meet certain criteria, including frequency of hosting, and ratings and reviews). 61% of hosts who led workshops at Airbnb's convention for hosts (Airbnb Open) last November were women.

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Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.