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Rebuilding Paradise

Nov 11, 2019

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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 (489)

Amtrak says it had its best year in company history

by Kimberly Adams Nov 11, 2019
After years of being the subject of congressional ire, the federally subsidized company is almost at the point of breaking even.
Passengers board an Amtrak train at New York City's Pennsylvania Station.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Will TV networks cash in on impeachment?

by Kimberly Adams Nov 11, 2019
Well, it depends.
Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill after witnesses failed to show up for closed door testimony during the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC on November 4, 2019.
ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images

Disney's theme parks are beating the odds

by Kimberly Adams Nov 7, 2019
On a roller coaster of higher prices and falling attendance, theme park revenue has been on the up and up.
The mouse still makes money.
MN Chan/Getty Images

What federal funding for civics reveals about American political discourse

by Kimberly Adams Nov 6, 2019
As Americans grapple with questions of impeachment, many schools have shifted attention away from civics education.
Teacher Oumar Diallo at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., says he tries to use current events to keep his students interested in civics.
Kimberly Adams/Marketplace
California wildfires

Who pays for California's wildfires?

by Kimberly Adams Oct 28, 2019
Multiple wildfires continue to burn in California, prompting evacuations, preventive power outages and a scramble for funds to pay to fight the fires.
A home burns during the deadly 2018 Camp fire in Northern California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Power grid

PG&E blackouts have Californians scrambling for generators

by Kimberly Adams Oct 28, 2019
The planned outages by California’s PG&E left hundreds of thousands without power this fall, and at least one company is benefiting.
A restaurant in Sonoma, California during the planned power outage by Pacific Gas & Electric in early October, 2019.
Brittany Hosea-Small/AFP via Getty Images
European Central Bank

Where the European Central Bank and the Fed differ

by Kimberly Adams Oct 24, 2019
To begin with, the mandates for both are different.
A huge Euro logo is seen in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany.
Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images

Another partner abandons Facebook's cryptocurrency

by Kimberly Adams Oct 14, 2019
Travel firm Booking Holdings has pulled out of the Libra Association as companies involved in the digital currency face increased regulation.
Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
China

China's scramble for global pork supplies could mean price hikes for Americans

by Kimberly Adams Oct 10, 2019
The country has lost more than half of its pig heard to African swine fever, according to some estimates.
Smithfield Foods, a Chinese-owned company, is warning of a pork shortage. Smithfield owns the Farmland brand, shown above at a supermarket in Los Angeles in 2013.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
China

American entertainment versus Chinese censors

by Kimberly Adams Oct 9, 2019
"South Park" creators doubled down on their criticism of Chinese censorship this week.
A Chinese flag is seen placed on a mannequin wearing the USA basketball uniform as Chinese shoppers look at clothing in the NBA flagship retail store on October 9, 2019 in Beijing, China.
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images