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Apple’s “revealing” 8K…

Has anyone not heard the news about Steve Jobs stepping down from Apple (AAPL) to focus on his health? Of course not. From the moment it was announced after the market closed on Wednesday that Steve Jobs would be taking the next six months off, the news dominated headlines and video coverage, both online and off. A quick scan of Google shows over 3,000 stories in the past two days about Jobs’ announcement.

Yet this morning, there was Apple filing the 8K “announcing” the news. Of course, it was essentially the same thing they issued on Wednesday, with an additional statement about Apple’s proxy statement that was filed last week.

Now, Apple was just following the rules on 8Ks, which require companies to file an 8K within four business days of any number of events, which of course include the CEO stepping down, even temporarily. And, to be sure, few companies are followed as obsessively as Apple. Still, the 8K seems kind of silly here. Maybe Mary Schapiro will add that to her long list of things to take a closer look at following her confirmation.

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