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 (701)

The Source Code: Susan Wojcicki

One of the most powerful leaders in the tech industry on regulation, content moderation, and creators.
CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki.
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As inflation mounts, a prime culprit is the price of meat

Oct 20, 2021
Consumers are seeing rising prices for food, particularly beef, pork and poultry. That's forcing some to shift their eating habits.
Disruptions in the food supply chain, including labor and transportation, feed into the higher cost of meat.
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The Great Resignation continues in the U.S. workforce

Oct 12, 2021
A record 4.3 million people quit their jobs in August, according to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Women walk past by a "Now Hiring" sign in Arlington, Virginia, on Aug. 16. The most recent JOLTS report shows a high number of people leaving the workforce across multiple sectors.
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The pandemic has more people turning to a "therapist in your pocket”

Oct 6, 2021
Amid a nationwide shortage of mental health care providers, virtual care systems, including apps, are attracting patients.
During lockdowns, mental health care providers quickly transitioned from seeing patients in person to delivering care virtually.
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Pandora Papers offer expansive look at how the wealthy hide money

Among the revelations: People are moving money and assets to within the U.S., in states like South Dakota and Alaska.
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Latin music's popularity is booming

Sep 28, 2021
Streaming data shows not only how popular it is, but that it's being consumed by people who aren't Latin.
Camilo, left, and Pedro Capó perform onstage during the 2020 Latin Grammys in Miami. 
 Camilo nabbed 10 nominations this year.
Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for The Latin Recording Academy

What will happen if the U.S. blows through the debt limit?

Sep 27, 2021
The economy would be in uncharted — and dangerous — territory.
Clouds hang over the U.S. Capitol as senators complete the last votes of the week on Sept. 23.
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With a road map to higher interest rates, the Fed starts with baby steps

Sep 23, 2021
The U.S. economy will need to keep improving in order for rates to go up.
The Federal Reserve building is seen on March 2021 in Washington, D.C. The Fed's tapering of bond-buying and upping of interest rates is likely to be a slow, gradual process.
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How did disaster aid get tangled up in the fight over the debt ceiling?

Sep 22, 2021
There are more disasters than Congress budgets for. And the federal fiscal year coincides with peak hurricane and wildfire season.
Important legislation is often slated for around the end of the fiscal year — which coincides with the worst period for hurricanes and wildfires.
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U.S., U.K. and Australia form AUKUS, a pact to counter China

Sep 16, 2021
The three nations have an economic interest in an alliance that focuses on countering China. And they have a defense interest, too.
From left to right, Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton, Foreign Minister Marise Payne, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin pose for a group photograph in Washington, D.C., following the announcement of AUKUS.
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