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Steve Jobs Returns At Apple, Share Price Barely Moves

The incessant buzz over official comeback of Apple’s boss Steve Jobs has finally been settled down, with the company announcing that he’s back to work after six months of medical leave of absence.

A spokesperson for Apple notified that Jobs will be working at the company’s headquarters at Cupertino, California, “a few days a week”, and partly working from home for the rest of the time.

Informing about Steve Jobs’ much anticipated come back to the company, Apple’s spokesman Steve Dowling said, “Steve is back to work. He's currently at Apple a few days a week and working from home the remaining days. We are very glad to have him back”.

Jobs went for a six month medical leave to get his then reported hormonal imbalance cured, but reports suggested that the Apple’s iconic leader has undergone liver transplant around a couple of months back.

Health of Jobs has been the issue of endless speculation since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004, and he eventually opted for a leave of absence to tackle the gruesome health problems he had been reeling through.

Although in his absence, the company fared very impressively, but his comeback will surely be a big morale booster for the employees as well as investors.

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The fact that Apple share prices did barely move shows that there was not much to be read from the return of the company's iconic CEO. Steve Jobs has been ill and there is always a chance, albeit small, that his pancreatic cancer comes back at some point.

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