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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Income inequality rises around the world, not just U.S.

Globalization, technology, and lower taxes on the wealthy have increased income disparity in most developed countries, says a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Posted In: income, inequality
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Will European debt crisis sandbag U.S. economy?

Despite signs the recovery is gaining steam, trouble in the eurozone could sap demand for U.S. exports.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis
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Congressional gridlock could be good

If Congress doesn't do much this year, lets automatic cuts of $1.2 trillion kick in and the Bush tax cuts expire, that cuts $5 trillion from the deficit within a decade.
Posted In: Congress, Bush tax cuts
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Judge strikes down SEC deal with Citigroup

A district judge said the SEC's proposed $285 million settlement with Citigroup over the sale of toxic mortgage debt was not in the public interest.
Posted In: SEC, Citigroup, Law
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Groupon's stock price falling

The online deal company's price has fallen well below its IPO price. But this has more to do with Groupon than it does with the tech sector.
Posted In: groupon, IPO
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Third quarter GDP revised down

The Commerce Department says the economy grew 2 percent, revised down from 2.5. But economists say chances are after one step back, we'll take two forward.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
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Super committee fails to reach agreement

The committee can't compromise on the federal budget. Now it's back to a gridlocked Congress that passed the buck to the committee in the first place.
Posted In: super committee
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Super committee running out of time

With just five days left before the Wednesday deadline to figure out how to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion, the super committee hasn't been able to agree on where to get the $1.2 trillion. Some say all they've come up with so far is gimmicks offering no real solutions.
Posted In: super committee
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Where family ends for super committee and budget cutters

One idea of President Obama's that both parties have taken up is that government has to live within its means, just like families do. But the economics of a government are very different from those of a family.
Posted In: Supercommittee, Joint Deficit Reduction Committee
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EU and NBA face similar plight

The European debt crisis and the National Basketball Association lockout are being played in vastly different arenas, but the game is pretty much the same.
Posted In: NBA, Europe debt crisis

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