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.
Posted In: cia, predictions, 2015, population
In 2000, the CIA made 70 pages worth of predictions for 2015. They didn't get everything right.
Posted In: Oil, 2015, lookahead
During 2014, oil prices dropped by half. Except more of the same in 2015.
Posted In: citrus, oranges, farmers, commodities
A deadly tree disease and decreased demand are among the problems facing citrus growers.
Posted In: new years eve, New York, Times Square, ball
The story behind the birth of the Times Square ball.
Falling oil prices, and investing in the Congo.
Posted In: The Fed, Federal Reserve, Open Market Committee, global economy
Some are expecting a signal that interest rates will go up soon.
Posted In: Congress, lame duck, productivity
Lame-duck sessions of Congress are shouldering more of the workload.
A positive jobs report for November, and why Chanel bags have gotten so expensive.
Posted In: oil prices, OPEC
With oil prices falling, the group will have to give up market share or profits.
Posted In: forex, Banks, foreign exchange market, fines
Banks must pay $4.3 billion because their traders manipulated the market.