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Saturn Leads Cadillac, Lexus, Infiniti In Powers Sales Satisfaction Survey

<br /><br />U.S. consumers drove the auto industry to record sales in the past year, but those who tried to buy the more popular cars and trucks were less satisfied by the sales process, according to a study by J.D. Power and Associates.<br /><br />The Saturn arm of General Motors Corp. regained its top ranking among automakers for satisfying its customers, followed closely by Cadillac, Lexus and Infiniti. Saturn fell out of the top spot last year after holding it for the previous four years.

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Advertising.com Picks A PresidentAdvertising.com, Inc., a new media advertising and technology company based in Baltimore, today said Peter Daboll had been named president and chief operating officer. Advertising.com offers Internet-enabled advertising through a variety of electronic media. “As Advertising.com continues ...

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Governments Statewide Looking to Save Money Through Electric Co-ops

Local governments, state agencies and school systems across Maryland are joining the growing ranks of those banding together nationwide to buy power in bulk in hopes of obtaining the bargaining power to negotiate lower rates.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The move was made possible by the deregulation in Maryland of the electricity industry July 1. Customers can now choose their electricity producer, although the distribution of the power is still handled by their local utility.

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Tar Heel Bank-Holding Company Scouts Free State for More Acquisitions

[IMGCAP(1)]BB&T Corp., the North Carolina-based bank holding company that has established a solid foothold in Maryland, plans to gobble up a few more banks in the Free State.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Since entering the Maryland market in 1997, BB&T has gained the eighth highest market share for deposits for all banks in the state, banking officials said yesterday. Bank of America holds the top spot, followed by Allfirst Financial Inc., according to the latest statistics by Charlottesville, Va.-based SNL Securities.

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OPINION: Grant Parity to Ticket Sellers!

<TAB>Imagine this scenario: You invite a client and her husband to join you and your wife for an Orioles game. You are looking forward to a wonderful evening watching baseball under the stars when your client calls and cancels at the last minute. <@SM><@SM><TAB>After everyone in your office declines your generous offer to join you at the game, you decide to try to sell the extra pair of tickets to passersby on the street as you and your wife stroll to Camden Yards. You timidly announce to the crowd,

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Loophole Lets Maryland Lawmakers Live It Up in Mississippi

<TAB>Maryland lawmakers are living it up at the Southern Legislative Conference in Mississippi this week, thanks in part to the largess of lobbyists and corporations, as well as a new ethics loophole.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The list of corporate sponsors in the conference program runs five pages, from Anheuser-Busch to Wyeth-Ayerst pharmaceuticals.

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