IRA SOHN HIGHLIGHTS-Einhorn blasts Microsoft's Ballmer


NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) - Influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn called on Microsoft's Chief Executive Steve Ballmer to step down, while famed short-seller Jim Chanos threw cold water on alternative energy companies during the annual Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference on Wednesday. Ballmer, who succeeded co-founder Bill Gates in 2000, is "stuck in the past" and has become the biggest overhang on Microsoft's stock, said Einhorn, who rose to prominence for making a prescient ...

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