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Business Latest: Worsening the rift?

WORSENING THE RIFT? President Barack Obama’s planned executive action on immigration is a “big mistake” that will make working with the GOP on other issues more difficult, Sen. John Thune told CNBC on Thursday. Read more

THE PRICE OF OBESITY: Our expanding waistlines are costing the global economy almost as much to deal with as smoking and military conflict, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute. Read more

VETS FIGHTING NEW BATTLE — COLLEGE BILLS: Veterans get generous education benefits, but that’s where the good news ends. For-profit colleges aggressively lure them, and completion rates there are lousy. Vets may also have a hard time fitting in with the younger, less experienced college crowd. Policymakers starting to address veterans’ needs, but change needs to happen fast. Read more 

DOW, S&P NEAR HIGHS; INTEL UP 4%: Read more

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Business Latest: Worsening the rift?