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Oct 7, 2013

Marriott transferring listing to Nasdaq

BETHESDA — Marriott is voluntarily transferring its listing to the Nasdaq Global Select Market from the New York Stock Exchange. The hotel and timeshare company said that its shares are expected to start trading on the Nasdaq on Oct. 21. Its ticker symbol will remain “MAR.” It will continue trading on the New York Stock […]

Sep 1, 2011

Real Estate Weekly – 9/2/11: Emergency housing website available

Financing for pinched hotel owners Choice Hotels International Inc. of Silver Spring, one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, said a new partnership it has established with Access Point Financial Inc. will provide financing to qualified franchisees of major hotel brands. The first fruits of the relationship will concentrate on providing financing to owners of […]

Aug 26, 2011

Better Business Bureau: Beware of rogue contractors

The Better Business Bureau | Greater Maryland has issued an alert, cautioning Maryland residents to anticipate a spike in scams by door-to-door “rogue contractors” who solicit home repair business following an event such as Hurricane Irene. The BBB and government agencies frequently receive a high volume of reports of post-disaster rip-offs that come and go […]

Nov 18, 2010

Week in Review: November 19, 2010

Convention center-arena project urged A plan to raze a portion of the Baltimore Convention Center, the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel and its parking garage and replace them with an expanded convention center and new arena has been endorsed by the board of the Greater Baltimore Committee. The project would be built in stages, with all […]

Nov 18, 2010

Better Business Bureau changes ratings system

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Better Business Bureau, criticized by Connecticut’s attorney general for a system that he called pay for play, said Thursday it’s abandoning a practice that awarded rating points simply because a business was accredited. The business group also said it will hire an independent third party to help review its accrediting procedure […]

Nov 12, 2010

Better Business Bureau’s rating system attacked

The Better Business Bureau’s rating system has come under attack for being little more than a “pay-to-play” system that gives higher grades to those paying an annual fee. An ABC News investigation took issue with how the consumer advocacy group rates businesses in markets across the country. Also, Connecticut Attorney General and U.S. Senator-elect Richard […]

Nov 12, 2010

Conn. Attorney General: Better Business Bureau favors members

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s attorney general is pushing the Better Business Bureau to stop what he calls a pay-to-play system that rates BBB members better than nonmembers. Richard Blumenthal’s office says he sent a letter Friday to the BBB’s national office in Virginia outlining his concerns. The rating methods are also the focus of an […]

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