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Author Archives: Danielle Ulman

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems buys BuildTopia

Ontario-based software company Constellation HomeBuilder Systems said Tuesday it has acquired a Rockville technology firm, BuildTopia, its second acquisition in Maryland in the last year. BuildTopia provides homebuilders with Web-based construction management software. The financial details of the acquisition were ...

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PSC orders new ‘price to compare’ information

Comparison shopping for electricity could soon become less confusing, thanks to an order from energy regulators Thursday requiring more clarity on electricity rates. The Public Service Commission ruled that the old “price to compare” formula, a weighted average of summer ...

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Md. hospitals, insurers reach consensus on rates

Hospitals and insurers have come to an agreement on how much hospital rates should increase beginning in July, but the ultimate decision will lie with the state rate-setting commission. The parties have been trying to nail down a rate for ...

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Legg Mason CEO Fetting earned $4.6M in FY ’10

Mark R. Fetting got a 12 percent bump in compensation over last year as CEO and chairman of asset management firm Legg Mason Inc., according to a regulatory filing Wednesday. The Baltimore-based firm paid Fetting $4.6 million in fiscal 2010, ...

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PSC nixes BGE’s smart meter plan

In a move that surprised Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., state energy regulators on Monday denied the company’s request to install millions of smart meters, because customers would have been saddled with the financial risk. “BGE is deeply disappointed, frustrated, ...

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Holiday season helped biz through bankruptcy

Every industry has its busy season — for accountants, it’s January through April; same for legislators in Maryland. Likewise, warm-weather months are busy for crabbers and construction crews. In the restaurant industry, while they may have their busy seasons, there ...

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State seeks a new primary physician care model

The state will reach out to primary care physician practices in a series of informational meetings beginning Tuesday in Baltimore to highlight a pilot program meant to boost the quality of care and lower costs. The purpose of the Patient ...

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