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Missed “Marketplace” with Kai Ryssdal on air? Catch up here! Listen now

Kimberly Adams

Correspondent

SHORT BIO

I cover the intersection between politics and the economy, with a special focus on how federal policy affects the bottom line for businesses and individuals.

What was your first job?

Dental assistant. (Flossing is crucial.)

What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?

The "biggest" stories are not necessarily the most important stories to tell.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Astronaut ... definitely an astronaut.

What’s something that you thought you knew but later found out you were wrong about?

How to pronounce "subsequently."

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

My mug, which says "I'm a Grown-A** Lady and I Do What I Want."

 

Latest Stories from Kimberly (519)

Is there really a "blue-collar boom"?

by Kimberly Adams Jan 21, 2020
President Trump in Davos celebrated low- and middle-class gains. But staples of the blue-collar workforce, like manufacturing, are not faring well.
President Trump in Davos on January 21, 2020.
Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

How campaigns have changed in the decade since Citizens United

by Kimberly Adams Jan 21, 2020
Outside campaign spending is at $4.5 billion since the Supreme Court case.
Demonstrators march in the snow in 2015 through Lafayette Park, outside the White House, to rally against the Supreme Court's decision in favor of Citizens United.
Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Sheila Krumholz reveals the secrets behind money in politics

by Kimberly Adams Jan 16, 2020
A unprecedented amount of money is being spent to influence the 2020 election. And it keeps getting harder to figure out where it's all coming from.
Sheila Krumholz is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsive Politics.
Kimberly Adams/Marketplace

Some Democrats don't want corporate money. That's not stopping corporations.

by Kimberly Adams Jan 16, 2020
Companies don't want to miss out on the 2020 race.
Six of the remaining Democratic presidential hopefuls at the seventh Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 14, 2020.
Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images
Trade showdown

More of your trade war questions, answered

by Janet Nguyen and Kimberly Adams Jan 14, 2020
The U.S. and China are set to complete phase one of a trade agreement. Here are some of your questions, answered.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office at the White House in October.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Journalists say Instagram is shutting down conversation about Soleimani

by Kimberly Adams Jan 13, 2020
Facebook says it is legally required to take down posts in support of sanctioned groups and people. Is it going further than that?
People hold posters showing the portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Major General Qassem Soleimani and chant slogans during a protest outside the U.S. Consulate on Jan. 5, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The falling trade deficit can mean a lot of things

by Kimberly Adams Jan 7, 2020
U.S. consumers could be buying more American products. Or just buying less of everything.
A container ship nears the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles Harbor.
David McNew/Getty Images
Milk

Americans aren't drinking milk like they used to

by Kimberly Adams Jan 6, 2020
Two major dairy processor-distributors have filed for bankruptcy protection in the past few months.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

How corporate lobbying changed the 2017 tax overhaul

by Andie Corban and Kimberly Adams Jan 3, 2020
Corporate lobbyists won big under the Treasury Department's rules and regulations to implement the bill.
President Donald Trump and Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin in 2017.
Pool/Getty Images

Making friends is tough. There's an industry that wants to help with that.

by Kimberly Adams and Sean McHenry Jan 3, 2020
Apps, dating services, even matchmakers are trying to help adults find friends, for a price.
NBC/Newsmakers