U.S. business-equipment orders post third drop in four months

ORDERS PLACED with United States factories for business equipment fell in February for the third time in four months. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES
ORDERS PLACED with United States factories for business equipment fell in February for the third time in four months. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES
NEW YORK - Orders placed with United States factories for business equipment fell in February for the third time in four months, suggesting corporate investment remains subdued amid a slowing global economy and uncertainty over the trade war with China. Non-military capital-goods orders excluding aircraft - a proxy for business investment - fell 0.1 percent,…

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