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

I submit before the court: Exhibit smiley face

As the Silk Road trial continues, emoji head to the courtroom.
Posted In: emojis, Silk Road, bitcoin
U.S. Postal Service clerks help customers at the Los Feliz post office in Los Angeles.

New USPS boss faces old problems

Megan Brennan is about to take over the agency.
Posted In: Postal Service, U.S. Postal Service

Silicon Tally: Earthquakes, Made in the U.S.A.

How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?
A woman walks under a Cuban flag in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Why the Internet is a luxury in Cuba

...and how Cubans manage without it.
Posted In: cuba, telecom, infrastructure

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

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