Bob Fernandez covers the telecom, media industries and frequently writes about Comcast Corp.

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Ambler’s ‘Mr. Bedbug’ puts big money into bed-bug-killing bed liners for Philly’s infestations

On the upside, Philadelphia has become a source of research and ideas on how to treat the bed-dwelling blood suckers.

NewsGuild, Inquirer agree to tentative labor pact with first across-the-board raise in years

The across-the-board pay raises in 2021 at The Inquirer would be the first since August 2009 for newsroom reporters, photographers, digital producers, audience engagement and other editorial staffers, in addition to finance, advertising and circulation employees.

Philly-area schools grapple with coronavirus, closing, cleaning, reopening, and canceling trips

Germantown Academy, one of Philly's top private schools, informed more than 1,000 students and parents that its Fort Washington campus would close for most of March over the coronavirus.

Central Bucks schools to reopen Monday after coronavirus scare, Germantown Academy to close most of March

The two individuals in Montgomery County have mild symptoms, are in isolation at home, and were exposed to an area of the United States where COVID-19 is present. The other two cases in Pennsylvania are in Delaware and Wayne Counties.

‘It’s best to take as many precautions as possible’: Parents and students react to school closings over coronavirus

“Everybody starts to think about how this might affect them,” said Jennifer Polinchock, assistant superintendent in the Centennial School District.

‘Fast fashion,’ millennials, and robotic tufting doom Persian rug merchants. On the Main Line, the Tehrani brothers hang on.

The newer generation doesn't have the feeling for fine Persian rugs. Not only on the Main Line, but everywhere.

Hershey sues top exec who allegedly took confidential files when he left to join Kind

Doug Behren allegedly emailed to his Yahoo account more than 100 documents and then tried to hide his tracks, according to a lawsuit filed by Hershey.

Two-year degrees in nursing and healthcare earn big bucks 10 years out of school

The hot new metric in higher education is earnings after graduation, and La Salle topped those rankings nationally.

Pottstown keg maker that got Trump administration to tax foreign rivals sells to German giant

The sale, one expert said, represented a “case study of protectionism shoring up, for a brief period, the value of an asset looking for a buyer.”

Hershey failed at curbing child labor in cocoa fields. Now it and other chocolate makers are turning to lawmakers for help.

Three of the biggest chocolate firms say they are open to regulations to help protect child workers and lush West African rain forests from the ravages of cocoa farming.