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

06/04/14"Economic Outlook"
John Silvia, Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities

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

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

03/05/14"The Disturbing Tea Leaves, What's in Store for the U.S. Economy?"
Richard Yamarone, Senior Economist
Bloomberg Economics BRIEF

01/08/14"Fixed Income Outlook for 2014" - Guy LeBas
Chief Fixed Income Strategist, Janney Montgomery

11/06/13"Metals (Commodities) Outlook for 2014" - Edward Meir
Senior Commodity Analyst, INTL FCStone


Today's Economic Events
10:00AMMar Regional and State Employment and Unemployment:
10:00AMMar Conference Board U.S. Leading Economic Indicators:
US Holiday: Good Friday

Latest Economic News
04/17/14Philadelphia April Outlook Suggest Slightly Improved Labor Conditions
04/17/14DJ-BTMU U.S. Business Barometer rose by 0.3%
04/17/14Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Increase 2,000 to 304,000
04/16/14Beige Book: Economic Activity Continues to Expand at a Modest to Moderate Pace
04/16/14Industrial Production increased 0.7%
Capacity Utilization increased to 79.2%

04/16/14March Housing Starts up 0.8%, Permits down 2.4%

Federal Reserve Board Speech
04/16/14Speech by Chair Yellen on monetary policy and the economic recovery
04/15/14Opening remarks by Chair Yellen at the 2014 Financial Markets Conference
04/09/14Speech by Governor Tarullo on longer-term challenges for the American economy
04/08/14Testimony by Scott G. Alvarez, General Counsel, on regulatory rulemakings
03/31/14Speech by Chair Yellen on what the Federal Reserve is doing to strengthen community development and promote a stronger job market
03/27/14Speech by Governor Tarullo on regulating large foreign banking organizations

Federal Reserve Press Release
04/17/14Federal Reserve Board announces consent order of prohibition
04/16/14Beige Book
04/16/14G.17 Industrial Production
04/15/14Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action and termination of enforcement action
04/10/14Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action
04/09/14Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, March 18-19, 2014