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 (575)

How to grieve the old economy

Kimberly Adams talks to Megan Devine, psychotherapist and author of "It’s OK That You’re Not OK," about grieving the old economy.
A trader reacts during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday as markets continue to drop from COVID-19 uncertainty.
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Goldman Sachs starts diverse board member policy for handling IPOs

Jul 1, 2020
The investment bank wants boards to include more people from chronically underrepresented groups.
Even with progress toward making boardrooms more diverse, women hold less than 18% of corporate board seats in the United States, according to Deloitte.
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USMCA replaces NAFTA this week. How will it change trade?

Jun 29, 2020
The new agreement extends free trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico with a few tweaks.
This marks the end to the almost 30-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.
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How Asian-owned businesses are weathering the pandemic

Jun 24, 2020
While Black owned businesses were worst hit, those owned by Asian people were close behind.
A view of New York's Chinatown in 2019. A study found that Asian-owned companies have been among the hardest hit economically by the pandemic.
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Global trade was down 18.5% in May. And that's the good news.

Jun 23, 2020
The World Trade Organization says things could have been far worse.
Cranes stand idle at the nation's busiest shipping port, the Port of Los Angeles. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, trade halted.
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TikTok fans and K-pop stans deluge Trump campaign with bad data

Jun 22, 2020
While it's unclear whether the social media campaign affected turnout at the president's Tulsa rally, fake signups to campaign events can corrupt data used for voter outreach.
The upper section of the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is partially empty as President Donald Trump speaks at his campaign rally on June 20.
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Tech companies update language to avoid offensive terms

Jun 17, 2020
Big tech firms are moving away from coding language that carries racial connotations.
Tech companies are moving away from terms that could be considered racially insensitive, such as "master" and "slave."
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Small businesses struggle with the pandemic and protests

Jun 11, 2020
Small businesses, already under strain from COVID-19 lockdowns, are trying to navigate how they engage with their communities and employees during ongoing protests.
Antoine Tate shampoos a single client in a room at LocLov salon in Washington, D.C.  Normally, multiple clients and stylists would be in the room.
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What it means to defund police

Jun 8, 2020
Minneapolis City Council members want to dismantle the Police Department. So what kind of service could take its place?
Minnesota State Patrol officers block a road during protests in Minneapolis.
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Oil prices tick back up as economies reopen, OPEC extends production cuts

Jun 8, 2020
Oil's recovery will depend on how the pandemic plays out, and whether there will be a second wave of illness.
The so-called OPEC+ club of producers agreed on Saturday to to extend oil production cuts into July.
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