However, UnitedHealth's full-year profit still increased 3.5% year over year, totaling $5.81 billion. UnitedHealth said the exchanges contributed to the company's consolidated medical-care ratio-the amount of premiums used to pay patient medical costs-rising to 82.7% in the fourth quarter, up from 80.9% in the third quarter and 80.1% in fourth quarter 2014.
US crude futures were trading at $29.00 a barrel by 0105 GMT, down 42 cents from their last settlement. Both Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia and the Shiite militias in Iran have been regional rivals for years and the USA decision to lift sanctions is reigniting tensions.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz never misses a chance to take a shot at his No. 1 rival Republican rival, Donald Trump . The Republican front-runner, who was either unaware of Levin's criticism or disregarded it, continued his Cruz attacks after Levin published his post.
The 30-share Sensex after opening higher at 24,257.28 advanced to hit the day's high of 24,563.34 and finally settled 291.47 points or 1.21% higher at 24,479.84. This was the weakest pace of expansion since the first quarter of 2009. "Rise in oil prices also helped sentiments, which were further boosted by rise in European markets", said Anand James of Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services.
Milford, NH-Ted Cruz on Sunday started a New Hampshire tour packed with 17 events in the states 10 counties. Trump began the morning by slamming Cruz in a series of tweets . One thing has to be said for Donald Trump: he is an equal opportunity antagonist! He returned to the subject in an interview with CNN , taped for broadcast on Sunday, saying: "I thought it was very, very insulting".
Still, said Ansari, "The U.S. sanctions against Iran's ballistic missile program... have no legal or moral legitimacy". A fourth Iranian American, Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari, about whom little is known, chose to stay in Iran, U.S. The nuclear deal will also open up business in the 79-million-strong country. The incident is a huge turnaround from just a few days earlier, when US-Iran relations seemed to be at a high point.