Philadelphia Council for Business Economics ("PCBE") primary objectives are:

Provide a convenient way for meeting business professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area.

To have programs and speakers on topics of special interest to business professionals.

To offer a vehicle to universities, community organizations, and other professional groups to contact local business professionals on programs and activities of mutual interest.


Our Upcoming Events
09/10/14"Economic Trends in Pennsylvania"
Tom Jackson
Principal Economist, US Regional
IHS Economics

10/08/14"Equity Investing"
Steve Lyons, CFA
Partner, Cooke & Bieler


Recent Meeting Speaker Notes
06/25/14"Energy and Utility Sectors Outlook"
Denise Furey, Regent Square Advisors

06/04/14"Touch and Go Decisions in the Mid-Cycle Expansion"
John Silvia, Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities

05/07/14"Construction Trends"
Bernie Markstein, Chief Economist
Reed Construction Data

04/02/14"Is This the Year to Say 'Take This Job and Shove It'?"
Joel Naroff, President and Founder of Naroff Economic Advisors


Today's Economic Events
08:30AMJul Personal Income:
08:30AMJul Personal Spending:
09:45AMAug Chicago Purchasing Managers Index:
10:00AMAug Univ. of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index: More Info

Latest Economic News
08/29/14University of Michigan Consumer Confidence increased in August to 82.5
08/29/14Chicago Purchasing Managers Index surged 11.7 points to 64.3 in August
08/29/14Personal Income increased 0.2%, Spending decreased 0.1%
08/28/14Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity slowed slightly in August
08/28/14Pending Home Sales Index climbed 3.3% in July
08/28/142Q2014 GDP preliminary estimate increased 4.2%

Federal Reserve Board Speech
08/22/14Speech by Chair Yellen on labor market dynamics and monetary policy
08/11/14Speech by Vice Chair Stanley Fischer on the Great Recession
07/15/14Testimony by Chair Yellen on the semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress
07/15/14Testimony of Scott G. Alvarez, General Counsel, on the Department of Justice's Operation Choke Point
07/10/14Speech by Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on financial sector reform
06/25/14Speech by Governor Tarullo on stress testing after five years

Federal Reserve Press Release
08/28/14Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement action
08/26/14Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement actions
08/22/14Federal Reserve Board requests comment on proposal to repeal Regulation AA (Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices)
08/20/14Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, July 29-30, 2014
08/15/14Agencies provide additional guidance for certain resolution plans
08/15/14G.17 Industrial Production