After reporting a swing to profit in the third quarter, officials at CKE Restaurants Inc. indicated that the company would likely be able to handle costs associated with the federal health care mandate. In a call with analysts Wednesday to discuss earnings, Andy Puzder, CKE’s chief executive, gave projections for the anticipated cost of implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, saying it will likely be less than $15 million — probably ranging between ...

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