UnitedHealth's Quarterly Profit Rose In Fourth Quarter

(Undated) -- America's largest health insurer is reporting higher fourth-quarter profits along with the addition of 170-thousand members. UnitedHealth Group's income increased to one-point-four-billion dollars, or one dollar and 41 cents a share. That's up from one-point-two-billion dollars, or one dollar and 20 cents per share, one year earlier. Earnings and revenue both came in a bit higher than analyst expectations.