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

Exxon evaluates exporting natural gas

Exxon Mobil is looking to export natural gas to Europe and maybe Asia. CEO Rex Tillerson believes gas could surpass demand for coal worldwide by 2025.
Posted In: natural gas, ExxonMobil, export

Fears of global slowdown sink markets

Stocks are down all over the world this morning as investors have their first chance to react to the Labor Department's May jobs report that came out on Friday. But the negative market sentiment isn't just about jobs.
Posted In: emerging markets, China, Europe debt crisis, spain

Economic woes go global

May's jobs reports has worried investors worldwide about their short-term prospects. But there are more acute fears of a global slowdown, caused by what’s going on in Europe and emerging markets.
Posted In: jobs report, U.S., Economy, recession

Nearing 100, Federal Reserve crowdsources its centennial

The Federal Reserve is almost 100, and it wants your help in compiling an inventory of its history.
Posted In: Federal Reserve

Blackberry maker RIM could leverage cybersecurity

After a warning on earnings, could Research in Motion turn to a cybersecurity focus to shore up its business?
Posted In: Blackberry, Research in Motion

Voters push education policy in Texas

Today is the Texas primary. Polls show voters tend to care about the economy and immigration, but education policy is growing in importance.
Posted In: texas, Education

Syria further isolated after latest killings

The U.S., Britain and other nations will expel Syrian diplomats after a weekend massacre in the country, but sanctions so far haven’t been effective.
Posted In: syria

The Latino vote surging in Texas

There's no suspense about the outcome of the Texas Republican primary, but the future of elections there might change with its population.
Posted In: texas, Latino community, Hispanics, Latino voters

Times-Picayune to cut publishing

The main newspaper in New Orleans is trimming its staff and cutting production. So how do newspapers decide which days to publish?
Posted In: Times-Picayune, media, newspapers

Obama mines Silicon Valley

Hollywood isn't the only place in California with lots of campaign money. The Bay Area also has many deep pocket donors -- especially in the Silicon Valley, the home of many tech billionaires.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, Silicon Valley

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