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Attorney General Kamala Harris delays decision on hospital deal
Contra Costa Times

California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Wednesday said her office will delay for two weeks a decision she was expected to announce Thursday on a proposed deal between the struggling Daughters of Charity Health System and a New York-based hedge fund.

The abrupt change of plan to wait until Dec. 3 came a day after a story by this newspaper first appeared online, questioning whether the proposal by BlueMountain Capital Management to invest in the Catholic hospital chain — with an option of up to 15 years to buy the system — was little more than a taxpayer giveaway.