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Deirdre Fernandes

Fernandes covers banking and insurance for the Globe’s Business section. She has also written about Newton and the western Boston suburbs for GlobeWest. Prior to joining the Globe in 2011, she had worked for The Virginian-Pilot, in Norfolk, Virginia and papers in North Carolina. She has written about politics, education, public pensions and salaries, and the occasional rogue tomato gardener. She grew up in Sudbury.

Latest stories

Conn. home security company investigated

By , Globe Staff

Safe Home Security has been the target of consumer complaints about faulty equipment and unfair billing and collection practices in recent years.

Jobless rate holds steady at 4.2 percent

By , Globe Staff

Some of the growth in June is due to the resolution of the Verizon strike.

Congratulations, Mass. drivers. You’re not the worst.

By , Globe Staff

There are motorists in other states who should be first in line to head back to driving school.

Karl Case, 69; helped develop an invaluable house price index

By , Globe Staff

Mr. Case, a former Wellesley College professor, helped create the Case-Shiller Index, the widely used measure of housing market trends.