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 (705)

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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Treasury says U.S. child care system is a market failure

Sep 15, 2021
The Biden administration is calling for Congress to expand existing programs and tax credits, as well as provide universal preschool.
A Treasury Department report released Wednesday argues that the child care industry is failing families because of inadequate availability and high costs.
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Government support credited with decline in poverty in 2020

Sep 14, 2021
The Census Bureau's supplemental poverty measure showed a big decline from 2019, despite a year of pandemic-induced economic disruption.
Pandemic relief helped more Americans stay out of poverty in 2020, but future poverty rates depend on what happens with the pandemic economy.
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OnlyFans reversed its policy, but sex workers are still wary

Sep 2, 2021
Even though the platform reversed a planned ban on sexual content, sex workers are still pushing for changes.
A man reviews pictures of himself on his cellphone while making content for his OnlyFans profile in 2020.
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Did post-Katrina infrastructure limit Ida's damage?

Aug 30, 2021
"All of our levee systems … performed magnificently," Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said.
President Joe Biden speaks about preparations for Hurricane Ida during a briefing Saturday by Federal Emergency Management Agency officials.
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Walmart will make local "white label" deliveries for other retailers

Aug 24, 2021
The retail giant already has a well developed "last-mile" delivery network in parts of the country.
Walmart announced Tuesday that it will be expanding its delivery service to handle shipments from other businesses in a "white label" shipping service called GoLocal.
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How does increasing SNAP benefits help low-income families?

Kimberly Adams talks to Sharon Parrott, president of Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, about the expansion of food assistance.
A grocery store sign alerts customers about food stamp benefits. The Biden administration is expanding food assistance amid a worsening of hunger during the pandemic.
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