Banks help European shares as ECB talk dominates, offsetting tech slump
* Antivirus firm Sophos falls despite new global attack (Writes through, adds details, closing prices)
* U.S. equipment orders down 10 pct-15 pct
* Says debate freezes capital expenditures
BOSTON Oct 20 The head of General Electric Co (GE.N) said on Tuesday that the U.S. debate on reforming the health care system has hurt his business by prompting hospital executives to put off making new orders.
"The prospect of health care reform is actually worse than health care reform itself. Both of these things freeze capital expenditures in the marketplace," said John Dineen, president and chief executive of GE Healthcare.
U.S. equipment offers have been down by 10 percent to 15 percent so far this year, Dineen told analysts. (Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing Bernard Orr)
June 28 Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday operations of its TNT Express unit were disrupted after being hit by an information system virus attack.