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What makes the dollar strong?

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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 (465)

Not much has changed since the 2017 Equifax breach

by Kimberly Adams Jul 22, 2019
Cyber security experts warn that consumers are as vulnerable to hacking now as they were back then.
Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith prepares to testify before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in October 2017 in Washington, DC.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

This economy is perplexing experts. Here's why.

by Kimberly Adams Jul 17, 2019
Mixed signals from economic indicators + uncertainty about the trade war = ???
Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
Climate change

Heat waves reveal another cost of climate change

by Kimberly Adams Jul 17, 2019
Rising temperatures associated with climate change will create a significant drain on economic productivity, according to researchers.
Glass installer Brian Herrera unloads a truck in Washington, D.C.  He says he often has to work in extreme heat, and has several strategies to protect himself.
Kimberly Adams

Labor Department deregulation expected to pick up steam after Acosta

by Kimberly Adams Jul 12, 2019
Analysts say that under the new acting secretary, Patrick Pizella, deregulation is likely to quicken.
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta gives a press conference at the U.S. Department of Labor on July 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

How much influence does the market have on the Fed's rate decision?

by Kimberly Adams Jul 11, 2019
Markets are ready for a cut. And that might be coming — but not just because of the markets.
The New York Stock Exchange as seen in December 2018 in Downtown Manhattan.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Recent waves of U.S. immigrants are more highly skilled and educated than before, study finds

by Kimberly Adams and Daniel Shin Jul 10, 2019
Andrew Lim of New American Economy says more than 60% of immigrants 25 or older who were admitted in 2017 had at least a bachelor’s degree.
A sign on the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico.
David McNew/Getty Images

African countries form new trading bloc

by Kimberly Adams and Christian Buckler Jul 10, 2019
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement creates a $3.4 trillion economic bloc covering over a billion people.
African Union leaders meet on July 5 in Niamey, Niger. The launch of the AfCFTA was the focus of a summit held in Niamey.
Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images
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