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UnitedHealth raises quarterly dividend 30 percent
San Francisco Chronicle

UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Wednesday it will raise its quarterly dividend 30 percent to 16.25 cents, as it continues to reap the benefit of strong quarterly financial performances that have left it and other health insurers with money to give back to shareholders.

The Minnetonka, Minn., insurer said the dividend increase and a new share buyback program it also announced Wednesday reflect continued growth in both its benefits and services businesses.