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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 (444)

Trade showdown

How tariff uncertainty trickles down to companies and consumers

by Kimberly Adams Jun 13, 2019
The economy feels it when we don't know what's going to happen with tariffs and trade negotiations.
Tariffs are showing up in higher prices and some consumers are having to be strategic about their purchases. Above, a woman shops at a Walmart store in Rosemead, California in May.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
IPO

Investors look to profit as Americans spend more on pampering their pets

by Kimberly Adams Jun 13, 2019
The market for pet supplies is growing at about 5% per year.
Chalabala/iStock/Getty Images Plus

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