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UnitedHealth profits up 23% in Q3
Los Angeles Business Journal

UnitedHealth Group Inc. earnings were up 23 percent in the third quarter as the health insurer enjoyed a revenue boost across its business lines. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based parent of PacifiCare Health Systems saw a profit of $1.27 billion, or $1.14 per share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30, versus a profit of $1.04 billion, or 89 cents per share, for the same quarter a year ago. The results outstripped the predictions of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, who expected 84 cents per share.