Steve Jobs Is Going on Medical Leave

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After saying last week that he planned to stay on as CEO despite a hormone deficiency that caused him to dramatically lose weight, Apple founder Steve Jobs just announced he will be taking a medical leave from the company. In a letter to Apple employees, he said the scrutiny over his health contributed to the decision, as did the fact that "the health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought." He said he plans to be out until June. Apple’s stock dropped in after-hours trading.

[Bits/NYT]