Traders have been looking for information to prove or disprove these rumors. how far will they go? How about asking frozen yogurt clerks?
Steve Jobs In Great Health -- Frozen Yogurt Clerk (AAPL):
"Can't someone -- anyone -- verify that he's still walking around, doing his normal activities?So suppose this clerk sees Jobs and then buys on this "news". It is by this trade that private information (Jobs had frozen yogurt) is incorporated into stock price.
The answer: Yes, and he's fine, according to a frozen yogurt store clerk."