Economy

Economic Pulse: Week of 12/4/2020

Dec 4, 2020

Despite a drop in income, personal consumption expenditures rose in October.

Economic Pulse: Week of 11/27/2020

Nov 30, 2020

Retail sales are expected to rise this holiday season. Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.

The Lehigh Valley has recovered more than half the jobs lost since spring. Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses what this means for the area's economy.

Economic Pulse: Week of 10/30/2020

Nov 5, 2020

The Lehigh Valley Business Sentiment Index rose 6% for the month of October after a historical 32% fall in April. Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses what this means for the area's economy.

As part of the Your Financial Choices focus for Financial Planning Awareness Month, host Laurie Siebert discusses: “Retirement planning for longevity as part of your financial plan.”

Economic Pulse: Week of 10/09/2020

Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at the question, "What is the shape of this recovery?" U-shaped, v-shaped, w-shaped, a swish? Dr. Afshar breaks down what each of these models would mean for the economy.

Economic Pulse: Week of 10/2/2020

Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses the consumer sentiment index, which improved in September.

Laurie Siebert returns to the studio for a live show to discuss: “Year-end financial planning review of opportunities.” 

Economic Pulse: Week of 9/25/2020

Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Kamran Afshar looks into employment statistics after a historically sharp decline in April.

Economic Pulse: Week of 9/18/2020

Sep 18, 2020

Online spending growth slips futher in August. Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

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