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 (592)

How will minority-owned businesses fare in CARES 4.0?

Jul 23, 2020
In a Thursday hearing, the Senate was told how Black business owners faced hurdles accessing Paycheck Protection Program funding.
Black business owners had a particularly rough time getting access to Paycheck Protection Program funds at first, says Ronald Busby, president of U.S. Black Chambers.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Why do political parties still hold conventions? (Hint: $$$)

Jul 16, 2020
They can juice local economies. They can also juice campaign coffers.
Joe Biden speaks during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Pennsylvania. This year's convention will take place virtually at a later date.
Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

How the pandemic is creating a “low-touch” economy

Jul 10, 2020
Social distancing guidelines and nervous customers are pushing business to change how they operate. Some of the changes may be permanent.
The entry area of the Akwaaba D.C. bed and breakfast. Usually the inn would be booked solid this time of year, but few customers are visiting during the pandemic.
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President Trump pushes officials to reopen up schools this fall

The main argument is that it's worse for kids to stay at home and stick to remote learning when compared to the risk of illness or even death.
The decision of whether to keep schools and universities open during the pandemic has been mostly a local decision up to this point.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

How COVID-19 has changed where Americans live

Jul 7, 2020
Almost a quarter of adults have either moved because of the pandemic or know someone who has.
The biggest share of the movers was young people ages 18 to 29.
Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Warren Buffett's Berkshire acquires natural gas assets from Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy also just announced it's giving up on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline joint project with Duke Energy.
Berkshire Hathaway Energy's acquisition of Dominion Energy's natural gas storage and transmission business is valued at close to $10 billion.
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

How forced arbitration can hurt Black and brown workers

Jul 3, 2020
Some say forced arbitration favors employers in racial discrimination cases.
Forced arbitration could have negative impacts on Black and brown workers the moment they find a job.
Joshua Lott/Getty Images

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.
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

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.
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

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