Shutdown Pushes Consumer Sentiment Lower

Ann Arbor, MI, Oct. 25, 2013 -- U.S. consumer sentiment fell back in October to its weakest level in nine months, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan survey.

The federal government shutdown helped push the sentiment reading down to 75.2 in October from 77.5 in September.

The reading fell short of the 76.0 forecast by economists.