Christian Hetrick, Philly Inquirer

Christian Hetrick

Philly Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Past articles by Christian:

Omicron slowed Philadelphia’s economic recovery in December, new report shows

Still, downtown residents, returning shoppers, and rebounding tourism helped existing and new retailers to operate. → Read More

Comcast’s broadband growth slowed down during the fourth quarter but tourists flocked to theme parks

Overall, Comcast’s revenues were up 9.5% to $30.3 billion, boosted by the return of tourists to theme parks, which had their most profitable fourth quarter on record. → Read More

RCN, the Princeton-based TV and internet provider, is rebranding itself as Astound

The new name will put RCN and its sister regional services under one national brand after several acquisitions in recent years. → Read More

Bringing back manufacturing

Supply chain bottlenecks renew interest in reviving U.S. manufacturing, and other stories. → Read More

Comcast is teaming up with Nokia to sell private 5G networks to big business, government

The high-speed wireless internet could power ports, factories, and other large enterprises. → Read More

Gopuff will now sell its own line of products, starting with bottled water

Gopuff, Philadelphia’s rapidly growing delivery startup, has launched its own line of private-label products such as snacks, batteries, and paper products. → Read More

Decision time for employers

The Supreme Court strikes down Biden's vaccine mandate, and other business news. → Read More

Fanhouse, cofounded by a Wharton grad, is helping social media personalities make money

After graduating from The Wharton School in 2020, Rosie Nguyen co-founded Fanhouse, an online platform for creators and online influencers to put content behind a paywall. → Read More

The facts about Philadelphia’s ‘diversity university’

Temple's plummeting share of Black students, and other stories. → Read More

What to know about Philadelphia’s ban on pre-hire marijuana testing

A new city law bars many employers from testing job applicants for cannabis use, but there are several exemptions to the ordinance. → Read More

Turning Center City offices into apartments

The future of Center City's office buildings, and other stories. → Read More

This Philly start-up helps Hollywood studios manage extras, from the sets of ‘Mare of Easttown to ‘King Richard’

The company’s application has been used on roughly 250 movies and shows, including by studios producing 'Mare of Easttown,' 'King Richard,' and 'Succession.' → Read More

Jeff Guaracino, the CEO of Visit Philadelphia, has died at 48

Guaracino, the CEO of Visit Philadelphia and a tourism leader who worked to boost the economies of Philly and Atlantic City, died Tuesday after fighting cancer. → Read More

Thousands of flights are cancelled as Omicron causes staffing shortages

Six flights were cancelled at Philadelphia International Airport and 26 were delayed Monday morning. → Read More

Philadelphia businesses are modestly recovering from the pandemic, Pew data show

Fewer businesses were behind on their bills and bankruptcy filings remained low, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts. But job growth has stagnated in recent months. → Read More

📺 Saving money on TV

How to cut your cable bill, and other stories. → Read More

Is your cable bill going up? Here’s how to save on TV and internet

Saving money by “cutting the cord” isn’t as easy as it used to be. → Read More

Selena Gomez is investing in Gopuff, Philly’s fast-growing delivery startup

Singer and actress Selena Gomez will also become a “strategic partner” For Gopuff, according to a report. → Read More

Philly businesses brace for vaccine mandates

Philly will require proof of vaccination for indoor dining, and other news. → Read More

That Facebook ad may be a scam. Here’s how to avoid fraud when shopping for holiday gifts.

Online scams are wide ranging; some people report receiving screwdrivers after ordering cordless drills, another person ordered a rattan sofa but instead received a burlap bag. → Read More