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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Warren joins complaints against debt collection practices

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Senator Elizabeth Warren blasted the US Department of Education for sending debt collectors after students who were defrauded by a for-profit school.

Advocates seek more limits on debt collectors

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The calls follow a series of debt collection lawsuits and settlements, including one announced this week by Attorney General Maura Healey.


MIT awards focus on tech that helps low, middle-income workers

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MIT gave $1 million to four companies that are trying to use innovation to help under-served communities.

Boston Fed president affirms stand on raising interest rates

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Eric Rosengren cast a dissenting vote earlier this week in favor of raising interest rates.