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Phishing for the greater good

May 22, 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 (434)

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).
ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images

The one thing millennials are worried about at work? Job security

by Kimberly Adams May 14, 2019
Young adults prefer one long career over the gig economy, the GenForward survey finds.
People work at the co-working space Cove in 2016 in Washington, D.C.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Why investors seem skeptical about the ride-hailing business

by Kimberly Adams May 10, 2019
People are taking a hard look at Uber's business model.
An Uber banner hangs outside of the New York Stock Exchange as the ride-hailing company makes its highly anticipated initial public offering on May 10.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Trade deficit widens in March

by Kimberly Adams May 9, 2019
The overall deficit getting bigger isn't necessarily a bad thing, said Dan Ikenson, director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute.
Container ships are docked at the Port of Oakland on March 06, 2019 in California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Election 2020

In crowded field, 2020 candidates scramble more for donors than for donations

by Kimberly Adams May 7, 2019
In a crowded field, Democratic presidential hopefuls are scrambling for attention.
A candidate's podium during the 2016 presidential debates.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tech highlights its helpful side at "CES on the Hill"

by Kimberly Adams May 3, 2019
Companies showed Congress their gadgets, steering the conversation away from privacy concerns and regulations.
Oculus on display at CES on the Hill.
Robyn Edgar/Marketplace

After falling for years, the number of uninsured children is rising

by Kimberly Adams May 2, 2019
The study estimates that some 4 million U.S. kids are now uninsured.
Members of the uninsured Morales family, with five children, wait to enter to be treated at a free dental clinic put on by volunteers with the California Dental Association Foundation on Oc. 27, 2018, in Modesto, California.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

The messaging war over drug prices

by Kimberly Adams May 1, 2019
AARP and the pharmaceutical industry are running ad campaigns in an attempt to shape eventual legislation.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

T-Mobile dials into mobile banking

by Kimberly Adams Apr 19, 2019
It's working hard to set itself apart from competitors.
Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images