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.

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Financial institutions see potential relief from rules

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In a divided Washington, relief from financial regulations for smaller banks seems to be gaining backers.

Liberty Mutual’s CEO earned $17m pay package in 2016

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David Long earned the 8 percent increase on his pay package even as the company’s profits faltered.

Rosengren anticipates three or more rate increases this year

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As the US economy finds firmer footing, the central bank will likely be in a position to raise interest rates at least three times.

Bakeries are booming, but bakers are in short supply

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Grocery stores, restaurants, and pastry shops are struggling to find people to make the bread and muffins we crave.