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As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in

The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech industry. In New York City this past week, liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to limit the number of Uber drivers on the streets, only to be rebuked by the state's more centrist governor, Andrew Cuomo. The mayor's administration decided to allow Uber to expand in the city for another year. That followed a pledge by the party's presidential front-runner, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to "crack down" on companies...

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