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NY metro consumer confidence slips

Arturo Zevila, picking up windows at Home Depot

(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Consumer confidence in the metropolitan area for August dipped to the lowest level since December 2011, pulled down by future worries about the economy, according to the Siena College Research Institute.

The confidence index in New York City, Long Island and the northern suburbs was 74.7 in August, a 2.8 point drop from July.

Siena pollster Doug Lonnstrom said the drop could be attributed...

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