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Remembering Paul Volcker

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Kimberly Adams

Correspondent

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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 (499)

Uber's market share unlikely to be hurt by safety report

by Kimberly Adams Dec 6, 2019
In more than 1.3 billion Uber rides last year, the company says there were 3,000 reports of sexual assault and nine murders.
Despite new data on sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes, Uber will still likely dominate the ride share market.
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Rural America

Rural bank branches more scarce than ever

by Kimberly Adams Dec 3, 2019
The Federal Reserve found that over 40% of rural counties lost bank branches in the five years to 2017.
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New Trump administration tariffs mix currency dynamics into the trade war

by Kimberly Adams Dec 2, 2019
The president said Monday he’ll bring back import taxes on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina.
"Brazil and Argentina have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies," President Donald Trump tweeted this morning.
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Paypal

PayPal makes huge bet on deal-hungry shoppers

by Kimberly Adams Nov 21, 2019
The purchase of Honey Science Corp. for about $4 billion will provide customer behavior insights earlier in the shopping process.
The PayPal headquarters in San Jose, California, in 2018.
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State budgets

States increase spending at fastest clip since the recession

by Kimberly Adams Nov 21, 2019
States spent money on education, infrastructure and transportation.
Many states used funds from higher gas taxes to drive an increase in transportation-related funding.
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World Bank

Emerging markets less ready for recession than before the global financial crisis — report

by Kimberly Adams Nov 20, 2019
A World Bank report shows developing nations to be more exposed to recession now than a decade ago.
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Economic inequality

How the U.S. tax code makes inequality worse

by Kimberly Adams Nov 13, 2019
New research reveals new insight into the ways in which race or gender can affect a tax bill.
House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) keeps a stack of books that document the current federal tax code and related regulations on his desk during the first markup of the proposed GOP tax reform legislation.
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Why financial startups are choosing human first names

by Andie Corban and Kimberly Adams Nov 13, 2019
In an attempt to seem more trustworthy than big banks, financial startups are giving themselves folksy first names.
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There's a big divide in who gets to learn about how government works

by Kimberly Adams Nov 13, 2019
Nearly a third of white students were at least “proficient” in civics. Only 9% of black students met that standard.
Seventeen-year-old Mya Kelly in her high school American government class at Paul Lawurence Dunbar High School.
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Who is really being watched by police body cameras?

by Bennett Purser and Kimberly Adams Nov 12, 2019
With new facial recognition technology, a tool to surveil the police may be changing its target, Sidney Fussell of The Atlantic says.
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