David Gura is a reporter for Marketplace, based in the Washington, D.C. bureau. He regularly reports on Congress and the White House, economic and fiscal policy and the implementation of financial reform. Gura joined Marketplace in 2010, and enjoys helping listeners make sense of some of the biggest economic stories today. He likes the process of diving headfirst into a story and putting it together under a tight deadline, and tries to heed a piece of advice from George Packer, staff writer for The New Yorker: “Cover Washington as if it’s a foreign capital.” Prior to joining Marketplace, Gura worked at NPR as an editor and a producer, and as a reporter for “The Two-Way,” NPR’s news blog. Gura got his start in public radio in his hometown of Chapel Hill, N.C., as an intern for “The State of Things” at North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC.   Gura has received fellowships from Stanford University and the National Constitution Center. He has also participated in conferences organized by the French-American Foundation and Washington University in St. Louis.   Gura attended Cornell University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in history and American studies, with a concentration in Latin-American studies. He attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, from which he received a master’s degree.  

Features By David Gura

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States and cities take gun laws into their own hands with tax plans

While Congress struggles with gun legislation in the wake of Newtown, states and municipalities are taking the lead, many with tax proposals
Posted In: guns, Newtown, Congress, Taxes
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So we've got three budgets, but is there any overlap?

Obama adds his budget to competing plans from the House and Senate. Is there any Venn diagram overlap?
Posted In: budget
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Do merging airlines actually mean better customer service?

A new report says airlines scored their second best performance rankings in 23 years. Find out how that happened when airline mergers were supposed to make customer service worse.
Posted In: airline industry, customer service, Airlines
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As Dell looks to go private, what's its value?

Founder Michael Dell looks to take his company private. The deadline for competing bids is today.
Posted In: Dell, Tech
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'March Madness' Beltway style

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicks off today, and there is big money at stake -- in office pools, of course, and in Washington, where the tournament is a gimmick for politicians raising campaign cash.
Posted In: Sports, politics, fundraising, Washington D.C.
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Surprise! Your home may no longer be underwater

More homeowners are going from underwater to above water on their mortgages, and that could mean some really good news for the economy.
Posted In: Housing, underwater mortgage, mortgage
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Cheap generic drugs face possible legal liabilities

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case that could decide whether generic drug makers can be held liable for alleged flaws in the designs of their medications.
Posted In: generic drugs, pharmaceuticals, Supreme Court
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A new tech guru for the Grand Old Party

The Republican party is looking for a chief technology officer as part of an effort to win more state and national elections.
Posted In: Republicans, Silicon Valley, Tech
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Men with guns in schools: Resource officers

One popular response to the school massacre in Connecticut was a call to put armed guards in all schools. Thousands of schools already have them.
Posted In: guns, schools, safety, school security
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A budget reality check

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan wants to balance the federal budget within 10 years, largely through scrapping Obamacare and remaking Medicaid and Medicare. Like all budgets, the plan is based on assumptions, namely that a balanced budget in such a short time is a good thing and that economic growth will outpace the growth in government spending.
Posted In: Paul Ryan, budget

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