UnitedHealth 4Q profit slips 1 pct. as costs rise - Article Photos 1/1

In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, photo, part of the UnitedHealth Group, Inc. campus is shown, in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s fourth-quarter net income slipped 1 percent, as growing medical costs countered revenue gains for the nation’s largest health insurer. The Minnetonka, Minn., company said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2012 it earned $1.24 billion, or $1.20 per share, in the three months that ended Dec. 31. That compares with $1.26 billion, or $1.17 per share, in the last quarter of 2011.(AP Photo/Jim Mone)