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Microsoft Chief Steve Ballmer to Retire

Steve Ballmer is stepping down as the CEO of Microsoft, and Wall Street is rather pleased as its shares rose 9%.  Some critics say Steve Ballmer’s retirement comes 10 years too late.  Mr Ballmer, 57, succeeded Mr Gates in 2000. The two men met in 1973 while studying at Harvard University, and Mr Ballmer joined the company in 1980.

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