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Illness at the top clouds company outlook

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee, who has ruled South Korea's technology giant with an iron fist, is sick. Smartphone issues have beset the company, and there are questions about who can lead while he remains out of action.

    Lee has been away from the office since suffering a heart attack about three months ago. The company faces the daunting task of putting together a new management team and filling Lee's very big shoes.

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