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
08:30AMSep Personal Income:
08:30AMSep Personal Spending:
08:30AM3Q2014 Employment Cost Index (ECI):
09:45AMOct Chicago Purchasing Managers Index:
10:00AMOct Univ. of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index: More Info
US Holiday: Halloween

Latest Economic News
10/31/14University of Michigan Consumer Confidence increased in October to 86.9
10/31/14Chicago Purchasing Managers Index increased 5.7 points to 66.2 in October
10/31/14Personal Income increased 0.2%, Spending decreased 0.2%
10/31/14Employment Cost Index up 0.7% in 23Q2014
10/30/14DJ-BTMU U.S. Business Barometer dipped by 0.2%
10/30/14Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Increase 3,000 to 287,000

Federal Reserve Board Speech
10/30/14Remarks by Chair Yellen at the National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession
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

Federal Reserve Press Release
10/30/14Federal Reserve offers seven-day term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility
10/29/14Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
10/28/14Federal Reserve Board issues final rule to amend Regulation HH and Payment System Risk policy
10/28/14Federal Reserve announces results of offering of seven-day term deposits on October 27
10/28/14Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement actions
10/24/14Agencies request comment on proposed flood insurance rule