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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Massachusetts now has a new biggest bank as Berkshire buys Commerce

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Berkshire Bank just leapfrogged from a sleepy western Mass. regional financial institution to the biggest bank based in the state.

Insurers pitch extra coverage for Uber and Lyft drivers

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Insurance companies know many drivers work for Uber and Lyft on the down-low.

Job gains pick up in April after sluggish March

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Massachusetts employers added 3,900 jobs in April, rebounding after a sluggish March as more workers returned to the labor market and the unemployment rate inched up.

Eastern Bank spins off product for online loans

By , Globe Staff

Numerated Growth Technologies Inc. is expected to launch Wednesday, offering software that allows banks to make quick loans to small businesses.