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Government shutdown erodes U.S. small business confidence

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment fell to a seven-month low in October as business owners worried a partial shutdown of the government would weigh on sales and cause merchandise to pile up in warehouses.

The National Federation of Independent Business said on Tuesday its Small Business Optimism Index fell 2.3 points to 91.6 last month, the lowest level since March.

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