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

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


Today's Economic Events
07:00AMWeekly MBA Mortgage Applications Survey:
08:30AMSep Consumer Price Index:
08:30AMSep Consumer Price Index, Ex Food and Energy:
08:30AMSep Real Earnings:
10:30AMWeekly U.S. Petroleum Status Report:

Latest Economic News
10/22/14Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% in September, Ex Fd & Engy up 0.1%
10/22/14Real Average Hourly Earnings fell 0.2% in September
10/22/14Purchase Apps up, Refi's up in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
10/21/14Existing-Home Sales increased 2.4% in September
10/21/14ICSC Chain Store Sales decreased by 0.3% in Oct 18 Wk
10/17/14September Housing Starts up 6.3%, Permits up 1.5%

Federal Reserve Board Speech
10/20/14Speech by Governor Tarullo on good compliance
10/20/14Remarks by Governor Powell on community banking
10/17/14Speech by Chair Yellen on perspectives on inequality and opportunity from the Survey of Consumer Finances
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

Federal Reserve Press Release
10/22/14Six federal agencies jointly approve final risk retention rule
10/22/14Federal Reserve organizes second Financial Education Day
10/21/14Federal Reserve announces results of offering of seven-day term deposits on October 20
10/17/14Federal Reserve Board approves application by Central Bank of Audrain County
10/17/14Federal Reserve Board issues final rule to modify regulations for capital planning and stress testing and released instructions for 2015 capital planning cycle
10/16/14Federal Reserve offers seven-day term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility