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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 (447)

Election 2020

Planning to watch the debates? Beware of decision overload.

by Kimberly Adams Jun 25, 2019
When it comes to making complex decisions (like voting for president), having lots of options can change the way voters make those decisions.
Workers prepare a set for the Democratic primary debate taking place in Miami on June 26 and 27.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Trade policy

Canada's Prime Minister in DC to discuss USMCA... or is it CUSMA?

by Kimberly Adams Jun 20, 2019
Canada's Prime Minister is in DC Thursday talking trade and the "new NAFTA".
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on a visit to China last year. Next week, Trudeau is meeting with President Donald Trump.
Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images

House panel hears the case for reparations

by Kimberly Adams Jun 19, 2019
A House subcommittee is marking Juneteenth with a hearing on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act.
A person walks outside the Capitol Building as the sun rises over Washington, D.C.
Zach Gibson/Getty Images
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

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