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 (553)

Here comes the bankruptcy wave

May 14, 2020
Experts expect more business and personal bankruptcies as the economic crisis intensifies.
A temporarily closed J.Crew store in New York. The chain went bankrupt this month.
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Auction industry readies for COVID-19 business closures

May 13, 2020
The last order of business for many bankrupt companies — restaurants in particular — is to put their assets under the gavel.
A closed restaurant in Washington, D.C., in March. Auction companies are predicting a wave of closures and liquidations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Many lack a financial backstop amid pandemic

May 5, 2020
In the Marketplace-Edison Research poll released today, 41% of respondents could not pay an unexpected $250 expense.
People pass by the stock exchange in New York. Marketplace-Edison poll data shows that many Americans can't handle an unexpected $250 expense.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

COVID-19 has some older workers rethinking retirement

May 4, 2020
After the 2008 crisis, people 62 or older who were laid off were much less likely than younger workers to return to the workforce.
People 55 or older make up about a quarter of the labor force today.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

How are you spending your $1,200 relief payment?

May 1, 2020
Americans are paying back friends, buying necessities, paying bills and giving to charity.
Some people are donating stimulus checks while others are using it for essentials.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

State and local governments pinched as pandemic hits tax revenue

Apr 30, 2020
Many will be forced to tap rainy-day funds or turn to the bond market to make ends meet.
Union Station in Los Angeles. States and municipalities may turn to the bond market to support transportation systems and other facilities.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Black women twice as likely as white men to suffer economically from COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020
That includes getting laid off, furloughed or having hours or pay reduced because of the pandemic.
Risk of job loss is already a reality for many black women.
John Moore/Getty Images

Meat processing plants are COVID-19 hot spots. What does that mean for U.S. food supply?

Tyson Foods is warning that millions of pounds of meat could "disappear."
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

New York has outlined a plan for reopening. What's in it?

New York City, with the most cases in the U.S., will be on a slower timeline.
No part of the state will be allowed to open attractions that would draw lots of outside visitors.
Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images

For newly "essential" workers, benefits are still limited

Apr 15, 2020
Grocery store workers, delivery drivers and food service workers have long complained of low-wages and limited or non-existent benefits packages.
How long will benefits like hazard pay and paid sick leave last after the pandemic ends?
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