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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OneUnited looks for reinvention with falling profits and deposits

By , Globe Staff

Last year, OneUnited Bank made just $48,000 in profit, among the lowest in Massachusetts.

In US opioid crisis, green card seekers see opportunity

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Foreign investors are pouring money into a thriving industry: drug rehabilitation and psychiatric clinics.

What happens when US Olympic athletes lose a medal?

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Olympic athlethes strive their whole lives to win a medal. But if they lose or damage their prize they’re stuck just like the rest of us, filling out an insurance claim form.

Economy grew faster in Mass. than in US for first quarter

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The state’s economy grew by 2.3 percent in the first quarter. Unemployment in the state is 4.4 percent, and wages increased in the first three months of 2016.