Mike Bloomberg

Airbnb Offers Free Listings to Help Sandy Victims

Airbnb is working with New York City to help residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy victims find housing. The digital marketplace for temporary housing is letting members offer their properties for free to Sandy victims, setting up a dedicated website for the effort.

The Givers

Despite a still-iffy economy and another dip in consumer confidence last month, Americans continue to open their checkbooks for charity, with total philanthropic donations last year growing 4 percent to $298.42 billion versus 2010, according to Giving USA Foundation. Corporate giving, meanwhile, remains sluggish.