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

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

The president's options, without Congressional help

The president has the power to affect wages even without any help from the House or Senate.
Posted In: SOTU, State of the Union

Banks don't want to hold marijuana industry's stash

Banks are reluctant -- in most cases unwilling -- to do business with the marijuana industry.
Posted In: marijuana, Banks

Does the U.S. government live paycheck to paycheck?

More like payday loan to payday loan.
Posted In: X-date, U.S. Treasury

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