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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

Congolese coffee.

PODCAST: Investing in coffee

Falling oil prices, and investing in the Congo.
Janet Yellen listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC.

The thinking behind the Fed's next move

Some are expecting a signal that interest rates will go up soon.
Posted In: The Fed, Federal Reserve, Open Market Committee, global economy
The US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Congress' long to-do list may make it more productive

Lame-duck sessions of Congress are shouldering more of the workload.
Posted In: Congress, lame duck, productivity
A Chanel bag on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul.

PODCAST: Adjusting for exclusivity

A positive jobs report for November, and why Chanel bags have gotten so expensive.

OPEC is stuck between lots of oil and a hard place

With oil prices falling, the group will have to give up market share or profits.
Posted In: oil prices, OPEC
A man walks past JP Morgan Chase's corporate headquarters in New York City.

Big banks get fined in foreign exchange rigging

Banks must pay $4.3 billion because their traders manipulated the market.
Posted In: forex, Banks, foreign exchange market, fines

Former Secretary Robert Gates on recruiting veterans

The former Defense Secretary talks veteran unemployment, spending cuts and congress.
Posted In: veterans affairs, Robert Gates, veterans
United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and President Barack Obama cover their hearts during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner during Gates' Armed Forces Farewell Tribute at the Pentagon June 30, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia.

Robert Gates: 'We have to be more engaged' in Iraq

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on why ground forces should stay small.
Posted In: Iraq, Robert Gates, isis

PODCAST: Raising the minimum wage, state by state

Record low interest rates in Europe, raising the minimum wage, and profitable podcasts.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

These midterms mean gridlock. So Wall Street's happy.

Stasis means certainty. And Wall Street LOVES certainty.
Posted In: midterm elections, Wall Street, stasis

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