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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 (482)

Another partner abandons Facebook's cryptocurrency

by Kimberly Adams Oct 14, 2019
Travel firm Booking Holdings has pulled out of the Libra Association as companies involved in the digital currency face increased regulation.
Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
China

China's scramble for global pork supplies could mean price hikes for Americans

by Kimberly Adams Oct 10, 2019
The country has lost more than half of its pig heard to African swine fever, according to some estimates.
Smithfield Foods, a Chinese-owned company, is warning of a pork shortage. Smithfield owns the Farmland brand, shown above at a supermarket in Los Angeles in 2013.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
China

American entertainment versus Chinese censors

by Kimberly Adams Oct 9, 2019
"South Park" creators doubled down on their criticism of Chinese censorship this week.
A Chinese flag is seen placed on a mannequin wearing the USA basketball uniform as Chinese shoppers look at clothing in the NBA flagship retail store on October 9, 2019 in Beijing, China.
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

How "medical bond" can have fatal consequences for someone in jail

by Kimberly Adams and Rose Conlon Oct 7, 2019
An investigative report shows how jail officials are finding ways to avoid paying for the medical care of inmates.
2020 presidential race

Democratic presidential candidates make their pitch to labor unions

by Kimberly Adams Oct 4, 2019
Most of the leading Democratic presidential candidates will be in Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday, trying to woo union members.
Democratic presidential candidates on stage at the second round of primary debates in July in Detroit.
Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

What if instead of a recession, we're just stuck with slow growth?

by Kimberly Adams Oct 2, 2019
Uncertainty over which is coming is bothering some small business owners.
Traders work after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 12, when stocks finished a bruising session sharply lower as worries about slowing growth and the protracted U.S.-China trade war hit banking shares and the broader market.
Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

After the fanfare, Amazon's HQ2 slowly gets going in Virginia

by Kimberly Adams Sep 30, 2019
A "Career Day" draws thousands, but Arlington residents are learning the 25,000 promised jobs will be filled over 10 to 12 years.
Thousands of people attend Amazon's Career Day in Crystal City, part of Arlington, Virginia.
Kimberly Adams/Marketplace
Overtime

New overtime rule covers fewer workers than Obama version

by Kimberly Adams Sep 24, 2019
Had the 2016 rule been instituted, roughly three times more workers would have been covered.
Under the new rule, employers will be required to pay overtime to employees making less than $35,568.
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Apple

Apple wants users to add its "Arcade" to subscriptions

by Kimberly Adams Sep 20, 2019
It remains to be seen whether gamers are willing to pay for the kind of games they're used to getting for free.
"Some of the games in Apple's new video game subscription service, Apple Arcade."
Apple
Restaurant industry

What unlimited breadsticks tell us about the economy

by Kimberly Adams Sep 19, 2019
The group's diverse set of restaurants tells a story about a wide and equally diverse customer base.
Breadsticks anyone? Above, freshly baked breadsticks seen at Arizmendi Bakery in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images