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Minnesota Sports Groups Maneuver For MLS Team

The jockeying is intensifying for two groups hoping to land a Major League Soccer franchise in Minnesota.

10/31/2014

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UnitedHealth’s 2Q Profit Slips 2 Percent

UnitedHealth Group says its second-quarter earnings slipped 2 percent on a rise in taxes and other expenses, but the nation’s largest health insurer still trumped analyst expectations. The Minnetonka-based company also raised the low end of the earnings range it forecasts for this year.

07/17/2014

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Insurer UnitedHealth Raises Dividend By 34 Percent

UnitedHealth is once again hiking the quarterly dividend it gives shareholders by more than 30 percent, with the latest increase tripling the initial value of a payout the nation’s largest health insurer debuted in 2010.

06/04/2014

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MN Companies Rank High For Job-Seeking Millennials

Minnesota is home of a lot of great companies, but now we’re home to some of the top places that young job seeks say they’d love to work for. The National Society of High School Scholars compiled a list of the top 25 companies in the country that millennials want to work for.

05/06/2014

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UnitedHealth, Snyder To Make Jobs Announcement

The country’s largest health benefits and services company will join Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to make a jobs-related announcement. UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley and Snyder on Tuesday afternoon are planning to discuss the future of subsidiary Optum in the state.

04/29/2014

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UnitedHealth’s 1Q Profit Tumbles 8 Percent

UnitedHealth Group’s first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer’s performance. The Minnetonka company said the overhaul and government budget cuts added about 35 cents per share in costs during the quarter.

04/17/2014

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Insurer UnitedHealth’s 4Q Profit Rises 15 Percent

UnitedHealth Group’s fourth-quarter earnings jumped 15 percent to edge above expectations, as the nation’s largest health insurer added millions of customers and booked a sizeable gain from a business that doesn’t sell insurance.

01/16/2014

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MNsure CEO: Some Enrollees Need To Apply On Paper

The leader of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange said Wednesday that some portion of its customers won’t be able to nail down coverage ahead of a March 31 federal deadline by using its troubled website, and will need to do so by filing a paper application.

01/08/2014

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UnitedHealth’s 3Q Profit Edged Up 1 Percent

UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s third-quarter earnings inched up 1 percent in a rare performance that failed to trump Wall Street expectations. The nation’s largest health insurer also gave a less-than-reassuring vibe to investors by narrowing its 2013 forecast instead of raising it.

10/17/2013

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Some Carriers Opt Out Of MN Insurance Marketplace

With just four months to go before Minnesota’s new health insurance exchange goes live, it remains to be seen how many choices consumers will get. The names of companies that will offer competing plans via MNsure have not been announced.

06/03/2013

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Major Insurance Overhaul Passes At Minn. Capitol

The NFL has agreed to pay $42 million as part of a settlement with a group of retired players who challenged the league over using their names and images without their permission.

03/18/2013

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Pro Soccer Team Changes Name To Minnesota United

Minnesota United FC is the new name of the state’s professional soccer team.

03/05/2013

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Wal-Mart Says Its Hiring 100,000 Returning Veterans In Next 5 Years

Starting on Veteran’s Day, an American retailer says it will hire more than 100,000 returning veterans in the next five years.

01/15/2013

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Insurer UnitedHealth’s 3Q Profit Jumps 23 Percent

UnitedHealth Group’s third-quarter net income jumped 23 percent to trump expectations, as preparations for retiring Baby Boomers started to pay off for the nation’s largest health insurer. UnitedHealth also raised its 2012 earnings forecast.

10/16/2012

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UnitedHealth Plans Int’l Growth With $4.9B Deal

UnitedHealth Group Inc. will spend about $4.9 billion in cash to buy a majority stake in Brazilian health benefits and hospital services provider, as the largest U.S. health insurer takes a big leap toward international growth.

10/08/2012

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UnitedHealth Board OKs Quarterly Dividend Raise

Health insurer UnitedHealth Group says it is raising its quarterly dividend by 30 percent.

06/06/2012

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Insurer UnitedHealth’s 1Q Profit Climbs 3 Percent

UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s first-quarter net income rose 3 percent as enrollment and revenue gains countered an increase in operating costs, and the health insurer raised its 2012 earnings forecast.

04/19/2012

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UnitedHealth Unveils Patient Info Service For MDs

UnitedHealth Group’s Optum business is becoming the latest company to launch a service so doctors can share information about patients over the Internet.

02/14/2012

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Insurer UnitedHealth’s 4Q Profit Jumps 20 Percent

UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s fourth-quarter net income jumped 21 percent, but the insurer saw signs of health care use picking up and left its 2012 earnings forecast unchanged.

01/19/2012

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S&P Raises UnitedHealth Credit Outlook To Positive

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on Wednesday raised its credit outlook on health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. to “positive” from “stable,” saying the company’s financial position has improved compared with its competitors’.

09/07/2011

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UnitedHealth’s 2Q Profit Climbs 13 Percent

UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings rose 13 percent, as enrollment gains helped fuel revenue growth and consumers continued to moderate their health care system use.

07/19/2011

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UnitedHealth Raises Quarterly Dividend 30 Percent

UnitedHealth Group says it will raise its quarterly dividend 30 percent to 16.25 cents starting in June, about a year after it became the first large health insurer to start rewarding shareholders with a quarterly payout.

05/25/2011

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20 Minn. Companies Make Newest Fortune 500

Twenty Minnesota companies made it into the newest edition of Fortune 500, illustrating the state’s corporate strength.

05/05/2011

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UnitedHealth’s 1Q Profit Climbs 13 Percent

UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s first-quarter earnings rose 13 percent and trumped Wall Street expectations as the health insurer reversed last year’s enrollment losses and benefited from slower increases in health care use.

04/21/2011

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UnitedHealth CEO Compensation Grows 21 Pct In 2010

Health insurer UnitedHealth Group’s earnings rose 21 percent last year and so did the compensation it gave CEO Stephen Hemsley.

04/13/2011

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