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)

Who's getting the $1,200 COVID-19 checks first?

Those who filed taxes in the past two years and used direct deposit for their refunds will be the first to get the payments, the IRS says.
People who never gave the IRS their bank information may have to wait weeks, if not months, to get their payments.
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COVID-19 prompts questions about which jobs are classed "hazardous"

Apr 7, 2020
It's mostly up to companies to decide who gets hazard pay, and for how long.
Amazon employees hold a protest over conditions at the company's Staten Island distribution facility on March 30 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Black-owned businesses face increased safety and economic risk from COVID-19

Apr 7, 2020
Health care businesses face medical risks, while retail and food service companies are seeing plunging sales.
Black people are almost 13% of the U.S. population, but only about 4% of business owners.
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Will the pandemic mean higher health care costs in the future?

Mar 31, 2020
What consumers pay for insurance and care next year has a lot to do with how the COVID-19 crisis plays out.
How will the coronavirus pandemic affect insurance costs moving forward? Above, a temporary hospital is set up at the Jacob K. Javits Center on March 27 in New York.
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Despite imminent federal aid, small businesses are desperate

Mar 27, 2020
Many have already laid off their entire staff.
Many small businesses are struggling during the COVID-19 slowdown.
Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

Reviving the economy won't be like flipping a switch

Mar 23, 2020
Demand will come back after the coronavirus pandemic subsides, but how much demand? And for what?
The Fearless Girl statue stands alone in front of an empty New York Stock Exchange on March 23, in New York City.
Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

All California residents ordered to "stay at home"

Some businesses can stay open, and Californians can still leave to get things like food and health care.
There are federal government guidelines detailing 16 industries that are considered essential sectors during this time.
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While many face unemployment, Amazon ramps up hiring during COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020
Some companies are hiring people to go to work, so that others can avoid going out as much as possible.
Amazon says it will pay workers at least $17 an hour to work during the pandemic.
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U.S. awaits deal on next round of COVID-19 response

Mar 13, 2020
The next step in relief efforts is set to include a variety of provisions making it easier for people to stay home when they are sick.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has introduced a bill to respond to the spread of the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus is pressuring some companies to offer paid sick leave

Mar 12, 2020
There is no federal mandate for paid sick time, though some states require it.
Walmart announced it would offer paid sick leave to employees diagnosed with COVID-19.
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