BRIEF-UnitedHealth CEO says 2013 consensus levels are "a considerable challenge"

Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:05am EDT

Oct 16 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc : * CEO says 2013 revenue and earnings consensus levels are "a considerable

challenge" * CEO says cautious about 2013 earnings due to weak business climate,

employment outlook * Analyst consensus for 2013: revenue $119 billion, EPS $5.60 per share-Thomson

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