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.
The government is offering Americans who earn less than $36,000 to get their tax refund on a prepaid card. It'll be useful for customers without checking accounts, but as David Gura reports, it's also mostly at the benefit of the government itself.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Taxes
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to meet with executives to discuss the current business tax rate -- right now, a high 35 percent. It'll be an important discussion, reports David Gura.
California Republican Representative Darrell Issa, the new chairman for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is calling for sweeping investigations into government regulation. But are his plans overstepping boundaries? David Gura reports.
Posted In: Sports
As the pro football playoffs kick off, there comes the fear of a NFL lockout next season. Players and owners haven't yet reached a collective bargaining agreement, and now players are saying the owners' deals with TV networks are unfair.
At midnight here in the U.S. it'll be 65 years since the first baby boomer was born. That means it'll be time for the boomers to start getting Medicare benefits. David Gura reports.
House Republicans are about to consider a proposal that will set money aside for highway maintenance, but that's just one of the government programs seeking funding right now. David Gura reports.
Congress recently passed a budget to keep spending levels the same as in 2010, but that won't account for the two new reform bills. The SEC and the Dodd-Frank Act are already feeling the results. David Gura reports.
If you thought you heard the last about earmarks after this last election, you were wrong. They're back in the form of a trillion dollar spending bill introduced by the Senate this week.
Federal agencies are beginning to shape the rules under Congress's financial overhaul, also known as the Dodd-Frank law. And it's set to be a long process, reports David Gura.