Apple CEO Steve Jobs is taking another leave of absence from the company due to health concerns, the company said today.
The New York Times report of the story says, "Mr. Jobs suffers from immune system issues common with people who have received liver transplants and, as a result, his health suffers from frequent “ups and downs,” according to a person with knowledge of the situation, who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it."
The story also notes that "Mr. Jobs recovered from pancreatic cancer after surgery in 2004, but has continued to be beset by health issues. In January 2009, Mr. Jobs went on a medical leave. During the leave Mr. Jobs secretly flew to Tennessee for a liver transplant."
The article also said that "Apple’s stock immediately dipped on foreign exchanges Monday, falling 6 percent in Germany. Financial markets in the United States are closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday. "