Apple's Jobs takes medical leave of absence

  1. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    Apple's Jobs takes medical leave of absence
    Computer visionary has suffered from health problems in the past

    Norbert von der Groeben  /  Reuters file
    Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs said on Monday that the company's board has granted him medical leave to concentrate on his health.

    Apple Inc. founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a medical leave of absence so he can focus on his health.

    The computer giant's shares fell as much as 8 percent on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on the report, Bloomberg reported.  American markets were closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. day. … s_business
    "At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health," the Apple co-founder said in a statement. "I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company," it added.

  2. Hugh Williamson profile image91
    Hugh Williamsonposted 7 years ago

    Jobs seems to be the key to Apple's success. No wonder the stock is taking a beating.

    I hope he recovers, this is sad.