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Beyond Monkey Boy: It's A Steve Ballmer Quote-Tacular!

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After 13 years as CEO, Steve Ballmer is giving up the top job at Microsoft, announcing plans to retire within the next year. While Ballmer has had a rocky tenure as CEO, a role he took over from company co-founder Bill Gates in 2000, it has been enormously entertaining to watch, largely due to his bombastic personality, relentless salesmanship and endless quotability. A big jump in Microsoft helped lift the Dow Jones industrial average Stocks are ending with modest gains on Wall Street after recovering from an early stumble caused by a poor report on the housing market. While Microsoft jumped after saying Steve Ballmer would retire as CEO.

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