“Apple Inc. rebounded in Nasdaq trading after the computer maker said an unconfirmed report this morning that Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs had a heart attack and was hospitalized is false,” Connie Guglielmo reports for Bloomberg.
“The report is ‘not true,’ spokesman Steve Dowling said in an interview. The shares fell as much as 5.4 percent after a post on CNN’s iReport.com citizen journalist Web site cited an anonymous source saying Jobs was rushed to the hospital after suffering a ‘major heart attack.’ The report has been removed,” Guglielmo reports.
“Apple, based in Cupertino, California, rose $3.82 to $103.92 at 11:32 a.m. New York time on the Nasdaq Stock Market after earlier falling to $94.65,” Guglielmo reports.
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If the false ‘heart attack’ report was about Ballmer, Microsoft shares would have quadrupled.*
*At the very least. And now, a toast! “Long live Steve Ballmer and may he remain Microsoft’s CEO for as long as it takes!”