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What makes the dollar strong?

Aug 23, 2019

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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 (465)

In lingerie, winds of change

by Rose Conlon and Kimberly Adams Aug 23, 2019
Victoria's Secret recently hired its first openly transgender model.
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Bracing for a Cold War in the Arctic

by Kimberly Adams and Erika Soderstrom Aug 21, 2019
As ice caps melt, tensions between the U.S. and Russia loom.
Icebergs float in the water in Ilulissat, Greenland.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

What Maine's "elder boom" means for the rest of the country

by Kimberly Adams, Jonaki Mehta, and Rose Conlon Aug 20, 2019
It could be a preview of a caregiver shortage to come.
John Moore/Getty Images

The economic issues Native American voters care about most

by Kimberly Adams and Rose Conlon Aug 19, 2019
The first presidential forum on Native American issues happened this week.
Marie Jones, a member of the Navajo Nation, receives her monthly water delivery in the town of Thoreau on June 06, 2019 in Thoreau, New Mexico.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Trade showdown

Trade war uncertainty hits farm suppliers

by Kimberly Adams Aug 16, 2019
Agricultural equipment maker John Deere missed its quarterly earning expectations, it announced Friday.
A John Deere tractor sits in the middle of field of freshly cut tobacco leaves in Owings, Maryland.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Retail sales

The markets see a recession while consumers see a sale

by Kimberly Adams Aug 15, 2019
Traders may anticipate economic downturn, but regular consumers don't seem too worried.
Shoppers line up outside a store sale.
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Trade whiplash costs businesses

by Kimberly Adams Aug 15, 2019
Importers, shippers and American ports are struggling to stay on top of the ups and downs of the U.S.-China trade war.
Workers prepare a container at the port in Qingdao, China's eastern Shandong province, in earlier this year.
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Toni Morrison's impact on the publishing industry

by Kimberly Adams Aug 6, 2019
The celebrated author worked to make the American publishing industry more inclusive.
Toni Morrison poses with her 1977 novel entitled "Song of Solomon" in 2012 during the 10th America Festival in Paris, France.
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How businesses cope with tragedy

by Kimberly Adams Aug 5, 2019
Companies have to strike a delicate balance when they are caught up in a tragedy like a mass shooting.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Workplace Culture

Real diversity or "racial outsourcing"?

by Kimberly Adams and Rose Conlon Jul 24, 2019
Are companies putting an undue burden on black employees to reach "diversity"?
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