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
07:00AMWeekly MBA Mortgage Applications Survey:
10:00AMMar New Home Sales:
10:30AMWeekly U.S. Petroleum Status Report:

Latest Economic News
04/23/14New Home Sales in March at annual rate of 384,000
04/23/14Purchase Apps down, Refi's down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
04/22/14Richmond Fed's Current Activity Index strengthened by 14 points to 7
04/22/14Existing-Home Sales declined 0.2% in March
04/22/14ICSC Chain Store Sales rose by 0.4% in Apr 19 Wk
04/21/14U.S. Leading Economic Index increased 0.8%

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
04/18/14Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by The Joyo Bank, Ltd.
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