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

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The last stainless steel keg maker in the U.S. is in Pottstown, and it’s taking on the most American of beers in a fight to survive

A trade case may lead U.S. officials to protect one small Pennsylvania company over the objections of Budweiser.

In New York, Zuckerberg talks of Facebook News and hardships on local news in digital era

The social media giant announced on Friday its first-ever plans to pay for journalism through licensing fees to provide content for Facebook News.

Facebook to pay Inquirer, Wall Street Journal, other outlets for real news

Facebook is expected to announce the new Facebook News tab and agreements with hundreds of news organizations on Friday, marking the first time the fast-growing company has agreed to pay for news.

Bucks County start-up says it has a solution to Phillies hitting woes

Ardmore’s Tom Noonan says his high-velocity pitching machine Fireball can mimic specific pro pitchers.

Five Below to open esports gaming centers in stores

Trendy Philadelphia retailer Five Below expects to have a new attraction in some of its stores by this time next year: esports gaming centers.

How these Philly adults manage college debt of up to $229,000 | Debt Valley

More than 40 million Americans hold $1.6 trillion in student debt. Here are the stories of 4 Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents who are paying off graduate school loans.

Comcast lawsuit in Supreme Court could cause ‘irreparable harm’ to minority protections, NAACP warns

The case involves entertainment executive Byron Allen, who claims Comcast racially discriminated against him when it refused to carry his cable-TV channels.

Nation’s No. 2 radio group says it won’t air Juul, other e-cigarette ads

Radio giant Entercom Communications' ban on e-cigarette ads comes as Juul faces regulatory scrutiny in Washington and has said it would suspend print, digital and broadcast advertising. The Juul CEO also resigned on Wednesday.

The lawsuit over a deadly explosion settled last year for $160 million, but the fight over an $11 million lawyers’ fee rages on

Disputes over referral fees, a shadowy area of the legal industry in which experts say Pennsylvania has looser rules than other states, are typically settled. But says a Seton Hall University law school professor: “Lawyers get greedy.”

Radio giant Entercom hacked for $500,000 ransom, reports say

The hackers -- in what some call ransomware -- have asked Entercom for $500,000, according to the reports.