Kimberly Adams

Correspondent

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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 (540)

COVID-19

Will the pandemic mean higher health care costs in the future?

Mar 31, 2020
What consumers pay for insurance and care next year has a lot to do with how the COVID-19 crisis plays out.
How will the coronavirus pandemic affect insurance costs moving forward? Above, a temporary hospital is set up at the Jacob K. Javits Center on March 27 in New York.
Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images
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Despite imminent federal aid, small businesses are desperate

Mar 27, 2020
Many have already laid off their entire staff.
Many small businesses are struggling during the COVID-19 slowdown.
Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images
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Reviving the economy won't be like flipping a switch

Mar 23, 2020
Demand will come back after the coronavirus pandemic subsides, but how much demand? And for what?
The Fearless Girl statue stands alone in front of an empty New York Stock Exchange on March 23, in New York City.
Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images
COVID-19

All California residents ordered to "stay at home"

Some businesses can stay open, and Californians can still leave to get things like food and health care.
There are federal government guidelines detailing 16 industries that are considered essential sectors during this time.
Mario Tama/Getty Images
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While many face unemployment, Amazon ramps up hiring during COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020
Some companies are hiring people to go to work, so that others can avoid going out as much as possible.
Amazon says it will pay workers at least $17 an hour to work during the pandemic.
Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images
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U.S. awaits deal on next round of COVID-19 response

Mar 13, 2020
The next step in relief efforts is set to include a variety of provisions making it easier for people to stay home when they are sick.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has introduced a bill to respond to the spread of the coronavirus.
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images
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Coronavirus is pressuring some companies to offer paid sick leave

Mar 12, 2020
There is no federal mandate for paid sick time, though some states require it.
Walmart announced it would offer paid sick leave to employees diagnosed with COVID-19.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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The Trump administration considers ways to help the travel industry

Mar 11, 2020
Whatever you do, don't call it a "bailout."
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, emphasized that the Trump administration's economic response to COVID-19 should not be considered a bailout.
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Social media limits on political ads hurt smaller campaigns

Mar 11, 2020
Google's new policies mean campaigns need to spend more to get their messages out.
This year, Google started limiting microtargeting after complaints that some political messages were getting shared with just a handful of people.
Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images
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CDC set to testify on Capitol Hill on its budget, as it responds to COVID-19

Mar 10, 2020
Congress just approved $8 billion in emergency funding to help the CDC combat the virus.
President Donald Trump and his Coronavirus Task Force at a press briefing on Feb. 29, 2020.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

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