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  • Bank Appoints Comcast Senior VP to Economic and Community Advisory Council

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has appointed Devesh Raj, senior vice president of strategic and financial planning for Comcast Corporation, to its Economic and Community Advisory Council. Read the press release.

  • Manufacturing Business Outlook SurveyManufacturing Conditions Continued to Improve in February

    Manufacturing activity in the region continued to improve in February, according to firms responding to this month's Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index of current activity increased from a reading of 23.6 in January to 43.3 this month. Read the report.

  • Patrick T. HarkerPresident Harker: Broad Policies Are Needed to Boost Economic Growth

    Inflation and labor market indicators suggest that the economy is “in pretty good shape,” but fiscal and other policies are necessary to move the needle on economic growth, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick T. Harker said today at the La Salle University 16th Annual Economic Outlook. Read the press release. Read the speech.

  • Survey of Professional ForecastersForecasters See Brighter Outlook for Growth and Labor Markets

    The U.S. economy looks stronger now than it did three months ago, according to 42 forecasters responding to the First Quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters. The panel expects real GDP to grow 2.3 percent this year and 2.4 percent next year. Read the report.

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of PhiladelphiaThe Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. One of the 12 regional Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Learn more about us.

Economic Updates Last update: February 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. ET

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