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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 (499)

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

Why GM auto workers are striking

by Kimberly Adams and Rose Conlon Sep 16, 2019
The UAW strike across the country could cost General Motors upwards of $100 million a day.
A sign in front of United Auto Workers Local 598 after the UAW declared a national strike against GM at midnight on Sept. 16, 2019 in Flint, Michigan.
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

The business behind political donations made online

by Kimberly Adams Sep 10, 2019
With more and more people donating to campaigns online, there’s more competition for who gets a slice of the fees attached to those donations.
Democratic presidential candidates on stage at the second round of primary debates in July in Detroit.
Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
Congress

Congress returns to face funding deadline

by Kimberly Adams Sep 9, 2019
A busy agenda, including a looming deadline for a spending deal, awaits lawmakers returning from their summer recess.
The House of Representatives and Senate have about a dozen working days to hammer out 12 separate spending bills. Above, the U.S. Capitol.
Win McNamee/Getty Images