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
07:45AMWeekly ICSC-GS Store Sales Index: More Info
08:30AMJun Consumer Price Index:
08:30AMJun Consumer Price Index, Ex Food and Energy:
08:30AMJun Real Earnings:
09:00AMWeekly Redbook Retail Sales Index:
10:00AMJun Exisiting Home Sales:
10:00AMJul Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey:

Latest Economic News
07/22/14Existing-Home Sales climbed 2.6% in June
07/22/14Richmond Fed's Current Activity Index moved up to a reading of 7
07/22/14Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in June, Ex Fd & Engy up 0.1%
07/22/14Real Average Hourly Earnings were unchanged% in June
07/22/14ICSC Chain Store Sales decreased by 0.4% in Jul 19 Wk
07/21/14Chicago Fed National Activity decelerated slightly in June

Federal Reserve Board Speech
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
06/09/14Speech by Governor Tarullo on corporate governance and prudential regulation
06/06/14Speech by Governor Powell on central banking issues

Federal Reserve Press Release
07/22/14Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action and termination of enforcement actions
07/16/14Agencies finalize technical correction of risk-based capital rules
07/16/14Beige Book
07/16/14G.17 Industrial Production
07/14/14Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by Old National Bancorp
07/09/14Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, June 17-18, 2014