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

Where President Obama "shops"

The President announced ambitious new EPA targets today -- at a Safeway.
Posted In: EPA, President Obama

How well did the stimulus work?

Lessons on the fifth anniversary of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Posted In: economic recovery, stimulus, Barack Obama

Stimulus past: Are we recovered and reinvested?

It’s the fifth anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Posted In: stimulus plan, shovel ready

House lifts debt ceiling. What does it mean?

The House voted to increase to the government’s borrowing limit
Posted In: debt ceiling, Boehner, debt limit

Debt vote helps create a sense of certainty

Increasing government borrowing authority eases worries.
Posted In: politics, Congress, debt ceiling

Stumped by the debt ceiling? Here's an explainer

Basically, Congress appropriates money for projects and programs, then lawmakers have to give the executive branch permission to pay those bills.
Posted In: debt ceiling, debt limit

How Obamacare will shrink the workforce

The Congressional Budget Office says some folks will stop working altogether, while others will work fewer hours
Posted In: congressional budget office, Affordable Care Act

Advice for Janet Yellen

We wondered what sort of advice people -- not just those who know the Fed but regular folks, too -- might have for Janet Yellen, as she becomes the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve

Farm bill would cut subsidies, but will it matter?

For almost two decades, farmers have gotten what are called “direct payments” from the government.
Posted In: farm bill, subsidies


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