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

Panera buys majority stake in small local bakery

By , Globe Staff

Panera bought a slightly over 50 percent stake of Tatte Bakery & Cafe, which has five locations in Brookline, Cambridge and Boston.

Bank mergers increase as profits are squeezed

By , Globe Staff

Years of rock-bottom interest rates and the rising costs for technology and regulation are pushing Massachusetts banks to merge.

Gasoline prices slide even lower in Mass.

By , Globe Staff

Prices at the pump tumbled to an average of $1.77 a gallon on Monday, according to AAA Northeast.

Jobcase targets blue-collar workers left out of LinkedIn

By , Globe Staff

The Cambridge company is trying to become the networking site for a large but overlooked segment of the labor market.