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

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‘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.

Trump’s tweets are helping Croydon-based robot maker Macron Dynamics boom. Now it needs workers.

A tight local labor market, fueled by retiring Baby Boomers at manufacturing plants and worker-hungry Amazon warehouses, are making it hard for manufacturers to find workers and space to expand. Many of these firms are part of the supply chain for bigger companies.

Larry Williams, editor who helped The Inquirer and Akron Beacon Journal win Pulitzers, dies

Larry Williams is remembered as playing a pivotal role in "fashioning a lackluster Inquirer into what became one of the nation’s top five newspapers."

‘License to discriminate’? Hershey charitable school seeks to exempt itself from Pa. oversight.

The Hershey School says it deserves the same discrimination exemptions as neighborhood parochial schools that advance the Catholic faith.

Fearing dog taken, Philly shelter ponies up $2,500 for tips

“Someone took the dog and we want to know why,” ACCT spokesperson Blake Martin said. “I’d like to think that it’s not nefarious.”

Two dead in DUI-related crash in Northeast Philadelphia, police say

Police are investigating a fatal car accident at Cottman and Torresdale Avenues on early Sunday morning that took two lives.