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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 (676)

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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Inflation isn't just about higher prices

Mar 30, 2021
There’s how the government looks at inflation, and then there’s what inflation feels like for you and me.
Gas prices are a key statistic when it comes to inflation, especially for people who do a lot of driving.
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In 2 decisions, CDC signals the pandemic still has months to go

Mar 29, 2021
The eviction moratorium remains in place until summer, and cruise ships won't sail from U.S. ports until at least late November.
“Please hold on a little while longer," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, urging Americans to maintain coronavirus safety precautions.
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Democrats in Congress in no hurry to overturn Trump-era regulations

Mar 26, 2021
The Congressional Review Act gives them the power to do so, but it also limits regulators' options in the future.
It's cherry blossom season in Washington. Congressional Review Act season, too.
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This Equal Pay Day, women face additional burdens due to the pandemic

Mar 24, 2021
Their pay gap with men tightened slightly, but mainly because so many women lost low-paying jobs early on.
"We know, going into the pandemic, that women of color actually owned pennies on the dollar compared to white men and white women," said  Heather McCulloch who runs Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap.
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What happens when Big Tech moves into health care?

Mar 18, 2021
Amazon is expanding its Amazon Care virtual health care platform nationwide. Some privacy advocates are worried.
With Amazon Care, the giant online retailer and cloud services provider is expanding into a massive industry that touches every American.
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Background checks in dating apps aim to promote safety, but raise privacy concerns

Mar 17, 2021
A leading dating-app company is working with a nonprofit to bring criminal checks to one of its platforms.
Match Group plans a background check pilot program on Tinder this year.
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Next on Democrats' agenda, a "holistic" infrastructure bill

Mar 15, 2021
Green energy, internet connectivity and new school buildings are likely to be on the agenda for the White House and Democrats.
Climate change and green solutions, like wind and solar power, will be a likely focus of the Biden administration's infrastructure plan. Above, a worker installs solar panels.
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Earmarks make a comeback in a closely divided Congress

Mar 12, 2021
Opponents argue earmarks opened the door to corruption and waste. Supporters argue they'll help make Congress more effective.
Sandy Washington, executive director of LifeStyles in La Plata, Maryland. Her group received a $60,000 earmark before the ban.
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