Reflecting concerns about the impact of the ongoing partial government shutdown, Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan released a report today showing that U.S. consumer sentiment has continued to deteriorate in the month of October, RTT News reportedThe report showed that the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for October came in at 75.2 compared with the final September reading of 77.5. With the decrease, the consumer sentiment index fell for the third consecutive month and hit its lowest level since January.