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

Are European banks feeling more heat than U.S. ones?

Reports that BNP Paribas will pay almost $9 billion in penalties.
White House Summit on Working Families

U.S. lags behind the rest of the world in paid leave

The White House Summit will stress the U.S.'s poor record on paid family leave.
Posted In: maternity leave, News

Dan Washburn's new book on golf course ban in China

Dan Washburn talks about China's ban on golf in his book "The Forbidden Game"
Posted In: China, Golf

What can art tell us about the economy?

The Wall Street Journal's Kelly Crow says countries who feel successful buy art
Posted In: art

PODCAST: Bitcoin for sale

A stunning GDP revision, a bitcoin auction, and strategies to address homelessness

Weekly Wrap: An almost eerie calm

Weekly Wrap for Marketplace on June 20, 2014.
Posted In: stock markets, Oil, Iraq

The first microchip goes on auction, no one buys it

The first integrated circuit was estimated to sell for $1 million.
Posted In: microchips, auctions

The 2014 primary season has been expensive

Outside groups are pouring more money into races, earlier.
Posted In: campaign finance, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, republican primaries
Energy Costs Are Up

Why the Fed sees inflation differently than you

The latest Consumer Price Index indicates inflation is up.

Will the instability in Iraq flow to the pump?

What exactly goes into the price at the pump
Posted In: gas, gas taxes, Iraqi oil

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