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August 26, 2009

Constellation unit to be reviewed over complaint

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has agreed to hear Connecticut's complaint that two energy companies received more than $50 million for electricity that was never delivered, the state said Tuesday. State officials, including Gov. M. Jodi Rell and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, said that Canada based-Brookfield Energy Marketing Inc. and Constellation Energy Commodities Group of Baltimore collected payments for electricity that it never delivered. Connecticut is asking for the money to be returned. Lawrence McDonnell, a spokesman for Constellation Energy, said the company followed "both the spirit and letter of rules."

- Associated Press

Manekin passes milestone in space management

Commercial real estate firm Manekin LLC said Tuesday it has reached a milestone with 10 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space under management, up from 8.5 million square feet in July 2008. Manekin, with headquarters in Columbia, manages offices for more than 800 tenants in Maryland, Delaware and Northern Virginia.

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Lorraine Mirabella

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