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
10/08/14“Equity Investing: Simple, but not easy"
Steve Lyons, CFA
Partner, Cooke & Bieler

11/12/14"Fixed Income Outlook"
Tom Tzitzouris
Strategas Research Partners
Fixed Income Strategist

12/10/14Annual Evening Holiday Reception
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


Recent Meeting Speaker Notes
09/10/14"Economic Trends in Pennsylvania"
Tom Jackson
Principal Economist, US Regional
IHS Economics

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


Today's Economic Events
07:45AMWeekly ICSC-GS Store Sales Index: More Info
08:30AMSep Paychex-IHS Small Business Jobs Index:
09:00AMJul S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index:
09:00AMWeekly Redbook Retail Sales Index:
09:45AMSep Chicago Purchasing Managers Index:
10:00AMSep Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index:

Latest Economic News
09/29/14Texas Manufacturing Activity increased again in September
09/29/14Pending Home Sales Index declined 1.0% in August
09/29/14Personal Income increased 0.3%, Spending increased 0.5%
09/26/14University of Michigan Consumer Confidence increased in September to 82.5
09/26/142Q2014 GDP final estimate increased 4.6%
09/25/14Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity edged higher in Sept

Federal Reserve Board Speech
09/23/14Speech by Governor Powell on community banks
09/18/14Speech by Chair Yellen on the importance of asset building for low and middle income households
09/16/14Testimony by Maryann Hunter, Deputy Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation on community banking
09/08/14Testimony by Governor Tarullo on Dodd-Frank Implementation
09/04/14Speech by Governor Powell on reforming U.S. dollar LIBOR
08/22/14Speech by Chair Yellen on labor market dynamics and monetary policy

Federal Reserve Press Release
09/26/14Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by Regions Bank
09/25/14Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement action
09/18/14Z.1 Flow of Funds
09/18/14Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action
09/18/14Federal Reserve Board publishes report containing summary information on debit card transactions in 2013
09/17/14Federal Reserve Board and Federal Open Market Committee release economic projections from the September 16-17 FOMC meeting