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Health insurer Aetna’s 2Q profit falls 15 percent
San Francisco Chronicle

Aetna Inc.’s second-quarter net income tumbled almost 15 percent compared to last year when slower-than-expected growth in health care use helped earnings. The health insurer’s latest results still beat analyst expectations, and it raised its 2012 earnings forecast.

The Hartford, Conn., company said Tuesday that its net income fell to $457.6 million, or $1.32 per share, in the three months that ended June 30, down from $536.7 million, or $1.39 per share, a year ago.

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