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July 27, 2016

2016 FOMC Meeting

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By Joel Naroff, President and Chief Economist, Naroff Economic Advisors. Read more

March 01, 2016

March Import and Export Prices

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KEY DATA: Imports: +0.2%; Excluding Fuel: -0.1%; Exports: 0%; Farm: -2.5%

IN A NUTSHELL: "With most import prices still falling, the Fed retains a measure flexibility in its policymaking, at least for a while." Read more

January 27, 2016

KieranTimberlake Architects

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Back in 2012, we wanted to restore an old bottling plant in Northern Liberties as our new headquarters. All we needed was a partner with solid local experience. So we called Beneficial Bank. Read more

January 27, 2016

Di Bruno Bros.

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Since 1939, Di Bruno Bros. has been part of the fabric of Philadelphia. In order to grow our business, stay competitive, and find new ways to serve our customers in a changing economic environment, we rely on financial partners that share our long-term vision. Read more

January 27, 2016

Multi-Housing Depot

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Last year, we found ourselves in need of a new building and some additional equipment. We already had a great relationship with Beneficial's Insurance Services **, so we reached out for a competitive bid. Not only were they competitive in both rates and terms, but their response times were fast and professional. Read more

January 25, 2016

Beneficial Bank January 2016 Market/Economy Commentary

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The stock markets don't necessarily reflect the condition of the domestic economy and that seems to be the case right now. Read more

September 04, 2015

August Employment Report

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"We've hit full employment, so is anyone surprised that firms are having trouble finding qualified workers to hire?" Read more

August 28, 2015

July Consumer Spending and Income and August Consumer Sentiment

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"Consumers continue to spend and inflation continues to be well contained; so what else is new?" Read more

August 27, 2015

Revised Second Quarter GDP, July Pending Home Sales and Weekly Jobless Claims

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"Given the strong economy, if the equity markets were not so crazy, everyone would be saying the Fed should tighten in September." Read more

August 26, 2015

July Durable Goods Orders

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Businesses are investing heavily again and while the equity market chaos may cause a pause, the underlying economy remains very solid. Read more

August 13, 2015

Beneficial Bank August 2014 National Economic Outlook

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While the economy is strong enough to absorb a rate hike, it is still not clear when the Fed will start raising rates. Read more

July 01, 2015

June Manufacturing Activity, Jobs, Layoffs and Help Wanted

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Manufacturing is starting to recover and with job gains strong, the accelerating economy looks like it is picking up even more steam. Read more

June 23, 2015

May Durable Goods Orders and New Home Sales

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Businesses are investing again and the housing market is shifting gears, so why is the Fed so unsure about the economy? Read more

May 01, 2015

April Supply Managers' Manufacturing Index, April Consumer Confidence and March Construction

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Consumers may be smiling more but they are not making manufacturers happy. Read more

April 30, 2015

First Quarter Employment Costs, March Consumer Spending and Income and Weekly Jobless Claims

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Firms are hanging on to their workers and one of the ways they are doing that is by increasing compensation. Read more

April 29, 2015

First Quarter GDP and March Pending Home Sales

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The slowdown in growth was a little greater than expected and it raises the question whether this was just a normal first quarter pause or a real slowing in activity. Read more

April 29, 2015

April 28-29, '15 FOMC Meeting

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The Committee anticipates that it will be appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate when it has seen further improvement in the labor market and is reasonably confident that inflation will move back to its 2 percent objective over the medium term. Read more

April 28, 2015

April Consumer Confidence And February Home Prices

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Consumer confidence faltered, but one good employment report could turn those frowns upside down. Read more

April 23, 2015

March New Home Sales and Weekly Jobless Claims

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I guess few people could visit the construction sites earlier in the year, which may explain why new home sales tanked in March. Read more

April 22, 2015

March Existing Home Sales and February FHFA Housing Prices

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Spring has sprung, and so have home sales and prices, further indications that the economic slowdown was largely weather driven. Read more

April 17, 2015

March Consumer Prices, Real Earnings and Leading Indicators

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Inflation and earnings are rising moderately, not minimally, but I am not sure the Fed members want to admit that. Read more

April 16, 2015

March Housing Starts, April Manufacturing Surveys and Weekly Jobless Claims

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While builders are still slow in getting more shovels in the ground, the signs point to a lot more activity in the next few months. Read more

September 28, 2015

Smarter Small Business Lending: Preparing to be Approved

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Whether you've been working for years to expand your business or you're just getting started, loans are essential for taking your ideas to the next level. Every loan is different, because every company is different. Even if you own a small business, it doesn't feel small to you – it's everything. And sometimes you need money to make money. Read more

October 06, 2015

Is a Commercial Mortgage Right For You?

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When it comes to a commercial mortgage, it's all about rates, right? Perhaps! Read more

December 09, 2015

10 Steps to Easing the Transition to Secure Chip Card Readers

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With more than 575 million credit and debit cards embedded with EMV chip technology expected to be in consumers' wallets by the end of the year, merchants need to start planning today so they will be ready at the checkout counter to accept them. Read more

December 18, 2015

November Commentary: 2016 Regional Economic Outlook

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The region's economy should build on the solid 2015 growth and accelerate over the next year. Read more

December 22, 2015

How EMV Protects your Business

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Find out why EMV chip technology is necessary for businesses to implement and crucial to the prevention of counterfeit card fraud. Read more




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