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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

Once-booming Boston law firm struggles to survive

By , Globe Staff

Bingham McCutchen LLP has watched more than 50 partners leave the firm since last year and cut 225 lawyers since 2012.

Cambridge man charged with insider trading

By , Globe Staff

A former Merck analyst allegedly tipped off a classmate about two potential mergers, allowing the friend to make $683,000 in illicit profits.

Financial institutions going after young adults

By , Globe Staff

The age group known as millennials has become a special focus for financial institutions -- and a big worry.

First group of women leadership fellows start in state government

By , Globe Staff

Fourteen women are taking top level positions in the Patrick administration for an inaugural one-year fellowship program.