Christian Hetrick writes about all things Comcast -- its economic impact as one of the region's largest employers, its political influence, and how customers love to hate the cable company.

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What pandemic? Tourists crowd Jersey Shore beaches for Independence Day weekend.

The coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop tourists from crowding beaches at the Jersey Shore Friday during the first day of the July 4th weekend. Hardly anyone wore masks on the sand, but sunbathers spread themselves out.

Atlantic City’s casinos — all but one — reopen with no smoking, drinking, or eating inside

But patrons could load up and carry open containers onto most of the boardwalk, thanks to a temporary measure the city passed for the pandemic.

U.S. jobless rate falls, but virus rebounds as threat

The job gains came as more businesses reopened last month after shutting down to stem the spread of the virus. But unemployment remained at levels not seen since World War II.

Why Philly’s reopening doesn’t mean a comeback for Center City

Philadelphia’s largest employers aren’t rushing back to the office. They plan to continue remote work, disrupting already struggling downtown businesses.

Comcast is extending its free internet for low-income customers as the coronavirus pandemic drags on

The extension by Comcast comes as the coronavirus continues to keep many students and employees at home, forcing them to rely on their own internet service for work and class.

No, coronavirus won’t kill the touchscreen

Industry leaders and experts say touchscreens aren’t going away, but instead will likely become just one option for consumers to order food or check out items.

Comcast has reached a deal to carry Byron Allen’s channels, ending a racial-discrimination case

The agreement, which allows Comcast to carry the Weather Channel and other networks owned by Allen, comes more than two months after the Supreme Court unanimously sided with Comcast in a high-stakes civil rights case.

The unemployment rate improved, raising hope that the economy is turning the corner from coronavirus

The U.S. economy added 2.5 million jobs in May and the unemployment rate fell to 13.3%, a surprising boost to the nation’s jobs market after the economic collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Whole Foods and other retailers have ended hazard pay for workers even as coronavirus remains a threat

Whole Foods employees are regularly reminded of the risk they take while working during a pandemic. But the extra money they received went away this week.