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 (674)

Voting rights issue sparks huge fundraising across political spectrum

Apr 28, 2021
There’s been a fight over the right to vote throughout American history, but in the last year, it's gone into overdrive.
The political right calls new voting laws "reforms." The left calls them "restrictions." Millions of dollars are being spent across the political spectrum on the issue.
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As Biden addresses Congress, economic policy looms large

Apr 28, 2021
Help is on the way for arts organizations and schools. But tackling thornier economic issues will require bipartisan support.
So far, the Biden administration has been sticking to plans it can implement without Republican support, said Ken Jacobs, chair of the Labor Center at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Biden's new plan would invest heavily in children and families

Apr 26, 2021
Pandemic child care struggles and economic fallout may create a more receptive environment for Biden administration priorities.
During the pandemic, "there was a greater recognition for employers in the business community that child care is really the workforce that supports all other workforces," says Cindy Cisneros of the Committee for Economic Development.
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Biden administration plans "whole of government" approach to fight climate change

Apr 22, 2021
The administration will work with domestic and international government agencies as well as private finance.
The Biden administration is arguing that climate change is already a crisis affecting the whole economy, meaning it needs a proportionate response.
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Tenants facing pandemic eviction have a new ally: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Apr 20, 2021
The new CFPB rule requires landlords to clearly inform tenants — and limits what debt collectors can do.
The new CFPB new rule forbids debt collectors from giving tenants misleading information about their rights.
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More people are buying art online, but is that making the fine art market more accessible?

Apr 9, 2021
Online art sales doubled during the pandemic, but that didn't necessarily make it easier to break into the art world — as a collector or as an artist.
A visitor stands in front of works by U.S. artist Stanley Whitney at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens.
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Education may help close the racial wealth gap, but it isn't a panacea

Apr 8, 2021
Darrick Hamilton, a co-author of a recent study from the New School, describes other ways to address the disparity that hurts Black Americans.
New graduates at Agnes Scott College in Georgia. African Americans need access to capital, Darrick Hamilton says.
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New rule gives patients access to all of their medical records and notes

Apr 5, 2021
If not for the pandemic, the ban on information blocking would be the biggest story in health care, a transparency advocate says.
The rule prevents “information blocking” by health care providers, but it may take time for some providers to roll out the changes.
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CFPB warns lenders of "tidal wave" of distressed mortgages

Apr 5, 2021
But homeowners are in a better position to avoid foreclosure than they were in the last crisis.
As of January, more than 2.7 million people were still in the programs to put mortgage payments on hold during the pandemic, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says.
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What counts as "infrastructure"? Home health care, Biden administration says

Mar 31, 2021
Along with money for bridges and highways, the proposal calls for higher wages for home health aides.
Counting home health care as a definitive part of infrastructure could mean better compensation for home health care workers moving forward.
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