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UnitedHealth profit up amid Aetna speculation
USA Today

Insurance giant UnitedHealth Group (UNH) reported stronger profit and revenue for the second quarter of 2015 while speculation continues that the company is actively pursuing a bid to acquire rival Aetna (AET).

UnitedHealth beat Wall Street expectations as the company’s Optum technology and services division surged and the company added patients.

Minneapolis-based UnitedHealth recorded net earnings of $1.59 billion for the quarter, up 13% compared to the same period a year earlier. Total revenue increased 11% to $36.263 billion.

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