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

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Coronavirus is devastating a company chicken town in central Pa. — and hitting Latino workers hard

The security that came with a Bell & Evans job is evaporating as the coronavirus sweeps through this part of Pennsylvania.

Bell & Evans chicken has unsafe levels of salmonella, USDA says

Central Pennsylvania poultry processor Bell & Evans, a favorite among upscale grocers, has been grappling with a salmonella problem as it looks to boost production.

Private shuttle services used to be a popular way to go to NYC and even Fla. Will they survive the pandemic?

Tourism, a big source of revenue, could take months or years to recover. Commuters will be loath to ride on full buses, which will convert profitable routes to money-losers.

Philly-area residents pay off more student debt — nearly $40,000, on average — than graduates in San Francisco and New York

Philly student loan borrowers carry more debt than those in New York and San Francisco. And delinquent payers aren't who you think.

A Pa. egg farmer considered killing half his flock until a woman on Facebook devised a plan to save them

Egg farmer Joshua Zimmerman got the dreaded call. His bulk-egg processor had run out of storage for liquefied eggs destined for fast food breakfast sandwiches and cafeteria-style scrambled eggs.

Federal judge dismisses gay-conversion-related lawsuit by former student against Hershey School

Plaintiff Adam Dobson contended that he was forced to watch the hour-long gay conversion video as punishment, and that it was followed by a campaign of prayer sessions and other efforts to get him to change his sexual orientation.

Philly meat worker’s family sues over COVID-19 death. Suit says JBS boosted production in early pandemic with ‘Saturday kill.’

JBS tacked onto the production schedule in a Pennsylvania meat plant a “Saturday Kill” program to satisfy demand in the “public panic purchases of ground meat,” according to a suit claiming a wrongful death occurred to a JBS worker.

Pa. has more coronavirus cases among meat plant workers than any other state, CDC says

Across Pennsylvania, there are 22 meat and poultry processing plants with workers sickened by the coronavirus, the report says. Earlier Friday, 30 workers from Bell & Evans – a family-owned firm specializing in organic chicken, lined up in a caravan to protest conditions at the plant.

Deadly ride: How coronavirus struck down Bell & Evans poultry workers going to work in a crowded van

Eight workers who often traveled to work together in a van all got sick from the coronavirus. Crammed together for the 30-mile drive, none of them could keep their distance from one another on their way to jobs they couldn’t afford to give up.

Philly Mag has hired an outside CEO to weather coronavirus: ‘We thought the Great Recession was bad’

David Lipson Jr., 64, relinquished the CEO title and said the company’s board hired Connecticut-based consultant Nick Fischer as as the company’s new chief executive.