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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What happens when US Olympic athletes lose a medal?

By , Globe Staff

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.

Senate panel wants homeowners insurance clarity

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The state’s more hands-off approach to setting homeowners insurance rates has been costly to consumers, according to a Massachusetts Senate committee.

Federal Reserve likely to wait for rate increase, but for how long?

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Here are four things to watch when the Fed’s Open Market Committee meets Wednesday.