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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 (463)

Raytheon and United Technologies plan to merge

by Kimberly Adams Jun 10, 2019
The new company would become the nation's No. 2 defense contractor.
A company sign is posted at a Raytheon Co. campus on June 10, 2019 in El Segundo, California.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

What's driving presidential campaigns to hire more diverse staff?

by Liz Sanchez and Kimberly Adams Jun 7, 2019
More women and people of color are occupying top-tier Congressional campaign roles.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) talks with a member of her staff while meeting with leaders from historically black colleges and universities in Washington, D.C. in February.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
The Big Book

In Baltimore, segregation can be felt even in your wallet

by Kimberly Adams and Sean McHenry Jun 7, 2019
One journalist spent years reporting on segregation in Baltimore, Maryland. He found that segregated communities can shape our economic futures.
A mural of Freddie Gray near the location where he was arrested is pictured in Baltimore, Maryland in 2016.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Understanding Trump's unprecedented international business entanglements

by Liz Sanchez and Kimberly Adams Jun 6, 2019
The Center for Responsive Politics reports on the president's business interests across 30 countries.
The Center for Responsive Politics used President Donald Trump's personal financial disclosures as a starting point for its investigation.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
Campaign finance

The campaign finance of women's suffrage

by Kimberly Adams Jun 4, 2019
Behind the political struggle was a well-financed lobbying operation.
3rd May 1913:  Grand Marshal Inez Milholland Boissevain (1886 - 1916) leads a parade of 30,000 representives of the various Women's Suffrage associations through New York City.
Paul Thompson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Mexico tariffs could hike car prices by $1,500

by Kimberly Adams May 31, 2019
The Trump administration has threatened to levy a 5% tax on Mexican imports next month, which could go as high as 25%.
“We have the highest prices in the world right now for aluminum and steel,” said Kristin Dziczek, a vice president at the Center for Automotive Research. Above, Ford Mustangs are assembled at a plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, in 2004.
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

U.N. forecasts slower global growth this year. Thanks, trade war.

by Kimberly Adams May 23, 2019
Analysts see the largest geopolitical risk coming from U.S.-China trade tensions.
Workers stand in line next to a container ship at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province earlier this month.
AFP/Getty Images

New gene therapy drug expected to hit market with head-spinning price tag

by Kimberly Adams May 22, 2019
Industry analysts expect the price for the single-treatment therapy to be anywhere from $1.5 million to $5 million.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis' Basel headquarters.
SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images

Morehouse gift highlights philanthropy ... and black student debt

by Kimberly Adams May 20, 2019
Billionaire tech investor Robert Smith surprised Morehouse graduates by promising to pay off their student loans. Black students are more likely than white students to graduate with student debt, according to research.
Billionaire philanthropist Robert Smith pledged up to $40 million to pay off Morehouse College graduates' student loans at commencement on Sunday.
Morehouse College

The pangolin black market is fueled by its scales, not its good looks

by Kimberly Adams May 15, 2019
Pangolin scales are in demand primarily for traditional Chinese medicine.
A baby Sunda pangolin nicknamed 'Sandshrew' is taken out for feeding by Serena Oh, assistant director and head vet of Veterinary Services in Wildlife Reserves Singapore, at the Singapore Zoo on June 30, 2017. Sandshrew was brought to the Wildlife Health and Research Centre on January 16, reportedly found stranded in the Upper Thomson area by a member of the public. Sunda pangolins are listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
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