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Steve Jobs to Take Medical Leave

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave of absence until the end of June, he wrote in a letter to employees today. “Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well,” he wrote. “During the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.” Last week Jobs announced that he was beginning treatment for a hormone imbalance. Trading in Apple’s stock was halted following the announcement, in which Jobs also said that he was handing the reigns over to Apple COO Tim Cook in his absence.