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.  

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Features by David Gura

Apple and Google's marriage of convenience

The search business is huge, and it's kept mobile rivals together ... for now.
Posted In: search engines, Google, apple, mozilla, Yahoo
A snowplow in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

Want to track a snowplow? There's an app for that.

Data delivered via smartphone can show skeptics that snowplow drivers are doing their jobs. Or not.
Posted In: snow plow, app, winter
Visitors at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

The daily rituals of creative people

Mason Currey writes about the lifestyle patterns of 161 creative minds.
Posted In: artists, creative minds, rituals
Taylor Swift poses at the Guess Portrait Studio during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Maybe Obama should just 'Shake it Off'

John Boehner takes aim at Barack Obama with a dozen Taylor Swift GIFs.
Posted In: Taylor Swift, John Boehner, Barack Obama, State of the Union
An attendee wears Google Glass while watching the opening keynote at a Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco.

Google stops Glass production, at least for now

"Everybody who touched the Glass did not become an evangelist." That was a problem.
Posted In: Google, Google Glass, Google X, Nest, technology
Tom, your former first friend on MySpace, still has a Myspace profile. This is what it looks like now.

Fun fact Friday: Millions #TBT to their MySpace days

A weekly roundup of what we learned at Marketplace.
Posted In: fun fact friday, fun fact, MySpace, shazam
The scene at the opening of the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Economic schmooze-fest in the Alps just got pricier

Swiss franc's good fortune makes World Economic Forum a lot more expensive for Americans.
Posted In: Swiss franc, Davos, currency exchange
Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, exits the company's F015 autonomous electric concept car during its media reveal Monday at the Detroit auto show.

The race to build the car of the future

Seems like everyone's trying to make the first great electric, self-driving car.
Posted In: electric car, global economy, auto show
The Senate has approved legislation renewing a federal program credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist attacks after the Sept. 11. Pictured: the World Trade Center complex in November 2001.

2015 Congress passes first bill: Terrorism insurance

Federal government to continue as a backstop for insurers who cover terrorist attacks.
A woman uses the iPhone application Spotify to stream music.

PODCAST: Cellphones in schools

The December jobs report, cell phones in NYC schools, and a wrap up of CES for 2015.

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