US factory orders drop 0.9 percent in October on fewer orders for aircrafts and computers

  • by: JOSH BOAK , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 5, 2013 - 9:25 AM

WASHINGTON — U.S. factories received fewer orders in October, as aircraft demand fell and businesses cut back on computers. The decline suggests companies were hesitant to invest during the 16-day partial government shutdown.

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