- August retail sales rose by 0.7% from July.
- But those sales were down 0.3% from August 2012.
- Unemployment in September remained at 12% for the second consecutive month.
- This was higher than the 11.5% reported last September.
The technology firm is evaluating strategic options for its North American payments business.
Following a meeting with the President-Elect in New York on Tuesday, Masayoshi Son announced plans to invest the capital via a tech investment fund he recently set up.
The chipmaker's shares weakened recently, offering an entry opportunity.
While ARM-based server processors have been seen as a big threat to Intel, they've made limited headway. Macom's deal to buy AppliedMicro shines a light on this.