Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Apr 8, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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Airing on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015: There's news this morning that Shell--Royal Dutch Shell--will merge with another huge natural gas and oil company BG group for just under $70 billion in cash and stock. BG provides a lot of the liquified natural gas in America and you know Shell already. Plus, California is experiencing the worst drought in a thousand years. A look at how that is hurting power generation. Finally, The government thinks patients, once released, are coming back to the hospital too soon. So a couple of years ago, the department of Health and Human Services decided to penalize a hospital's Medicare reimbursements if the number of patients who came back to the hospital within 30 days exceeded the national average. The result.... hospitals are spending lots of money to find ways to keep patients from coming back. 

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Airing on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015: There’s news this morning that Shell–Royal Dutch Shell–will merge with another huge natural gas and oil company BG group for just under $70 billion in cash and stock. BG provides a lot of the liquified natural gas in America and you know Shell already. Plus, California is experiencing the worst drought in a thousand years. A look at how that is hurting power generation. Finally, The government thinks patients, once released, are coming back to the hospital too soon. So a couple of years ago, the department of Health and Human Services decided to penalize a hospital’s Medicare reimbursements if the number of patients who came back to the hospital within 30 days exceeded the national average. The result…. hospitals are spending lots of money to find ways to keep patients from coming back. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC