Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar

 The Bureau of Labor Statistics released employment data showing an increase of 175,000 new payroll jobs in February. But at the same time it also stated that the total number unemployed increased by more than 200,000 and unemployment rate also rose by one-tenth of one percent in February. How does this work? Tune in on Fridays at 5:44 PM and on Mondays at 7:35 AM. (Original air-date March 14, 2014).

This week on WDIY's Economic Pulse, Dr. Kamran Afshar asks "Is the economy on the path to real recovery this time?" The economy grew at a rate of 3.2% during the 4th quarter of 2013. This is on top of a 4.1% growth in the 3rd quarter, such numbers are beginning to make this look like a real and robust recovery. Are we really there? (Original air-date March 7, 2014).

The Economic Impact of Snow Storms

Mar 5, 2014

This week on WDIY's Economic Pulse, Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses how the economic impact of snow storms is multifaceted and ranges from loss of sales on one side to loss of income and revenues on the other. Such losses multiplies when people can't go to work and earning declines and while some of these losses are recoverable after the storm passes most of them are not. (Original air-date February 14, 2014).  

Lehigh Valley's Quarterly Economic Review

Feb 7, 2014

Our host Dr. Kamran Afshar and guests David Kennedy, Chief Banking Officer, National Penn and Tony Ianelli, President, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, discuss Lehigh Valley's quarterly economic review. (Original air-date February 6, 2014)

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar

Jan 31, 2014

This week on WDIY’s Economic Pulse, Dr. Kamran Afshar will discuss findings of his January survey of local businesses. Results from the survey indicate a continued but cautious optimism regarding Lehigh Valley’s local economy for at least the next 6 months. (Original air-date January 31, 2014).

WDIY's Kamran Afshar asks "What happened to Inflation? "

Jan 17, 2014

Before the Great Recession, inflation was rising at a pretty healthy rate, reaching as high as 5.6%. However, the recession wiped out that inflation alongside with 8.7 million payroll jobs, a booming housing market, more than 500 commercial banks,as well as a large number of other businesses. What Happened to inflation? Does the Federal Reserve have the tools to keep inflation at bay? At what cost? (Original air-date January 17, 2014).

This Week's Economic Pulse

Jan 3, 2014

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week. (Original air date January 3, 2014.)

This Week's Economic Pulse

Dec 20, 2013

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week. (Original air date December 20, 2013.)

This Week's Economic Pulse

Dec 6, 2013

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week. (Orignal air date December 6, 2013.)

This Week's Economic Pulse

Dec 2, 2013

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week. (Orignal air date November 29, 2013.)

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