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
07:00AMWeekly MBA Mortgage Applications Survey:
08:15AMJul ADP National Employment Report:
08:30AM2Q2014 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Advance :
09:00AMFederal Open Market Committee Meeting: Day 2 of 2
10:00AM4Q2013 Business Employment Dynamics:
10:00AMJun Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment:
10:00AMJul Conference Board Help Wanted Online:
10:30AMWeekly U.S. Petroleum Status Report:
02:00PMFederal Open Market Committee Meeting Statement

Latest Economic News
07/30/142Q2014 GDP advance estimate increased 4.0%
07/30/14ADP National Employment Report increased by 281,000 in July
07/29/14Consumer Confidence increased in July to 90.9
07/29/14S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices gained 1.1% in May
07/29/14Paychex-IHS Small Business Jobs Index increased to 101.11 in July
07/29/14ICSC Chain Store Sales increased by 0.2% in Jul 26 Wk

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
07/29/14Federal Reserve Board issues termination of enforcement action
07/25/14Federal Reserve Board releases order related to previously announced monetary sanctions against SunTrust Banks, Inc.
07/25/14Federal Reserve announces it has not objected to a re-submitted capital plan from Zions Bancorporation
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