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

Citigroup blocks customers in N.Y. from paying for fantasy sports

By , and Curt Woodward , Globe Staff

Daily fantasy companies are under pressure on multiple fronts, including investigations by federal officials in several states.

What to look for in Friday’s jobs report

By , Globe Staff

The Labor Department releases its January jobs report Friday. Did employers continue the momentum they built in December?

Eastern Bank chief Richard Holbrook to retire

By , Globe Staff

Holbrook, head of the nation’s largest mutual bank, will step down Dec. 31.

Bill would allow more review of homeowners insurance rate increases

By , Globe Staff

“I want these rate increases discussed in an open forum,” said state Senator Michael Barrett.