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UnitedHealth earnings rise
UnitedHealth earnings rise

UnitedHealth Group Inc., the biggest U.S. health insurer by sales, reported fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates as revenue climbed in its technology and consulting group. Adjusted earnings rose to $1.55 a share, according to a statement. That topped the $1.50 average estimate of analysts in a Bloomberg survey. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based company has beat estimates in every quarter since January 2009. The company's shares rose 2.5 percent to $108.21 in midday trading. UnitedHealth and other U.S. health insurers have been adjusting to changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The law imposed new taxes and fees on the industry, and created new...

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