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Cover Story Rent or own? The new sharing economy values access over ownership

To rent or own, that is the question posed by the burgeoning sharing economy. For a growing population engaged in this high-tech, low-cost 'collaborative economy,' access to cars, clothes, cuisine – or even a cat –  is better than ownership.

By Eilene ZimmermanCorrespondent / September 30, 2012

AP

Lisa Gansky likes to share, and usually with strangers. A typical day for her looks something like this: