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: private equity, Bain Capital, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich
Here's a topic you'll hear a lot about in the general election: private equity. And you can thank one of Mitt Romney's Republican opponents for that.
Posted In: afghanistan
President Obama landed in Kabul just hours earlier, to sign a major new strategic partnership with the Afghanistan government.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012 election, Wall Street
In 2008, bankers and traders were among Obama's big donors. This year, many are now embracing Romney.
Posted In: New York City, 2012 election, Upper West Side
There are hundreds of neighborhoods in New York City, each with a different flavor. Two of them, separated by Central Park, are known for their political fundraisers.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, pension funds, pensions, New York
Many states are cutting back on benefits promised to public employees, sparking a political debate.
Posted In: apple, virus
There are reports that 600,000 Apple computers around the world have been infected with a virus. The company has released a fix to protect customers.
Posted In: apple, virus
The Flashback Trojan has reportedly infected 600,000 Apple computers around the world. Before this, Macs had a reputation for being all but immune to viruses.
Posted In: budget, Michigan, Detroit
The city of Detroit has a projected a deficit of more than $200 million his year -- and it could run out of money by June. Last night, Detroit's city council narrowly passed a controversial deal with the State of Michigan.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Ron Paul, Watergate
At the Federal Reserve's latest meeting, only two of 10 voting committee members support additional stimulus. The Fed inspector general, meanwhile, released a report that Fed money didn't contribute to the Watergate burglary, or to Saddam Hussein and Iraq getting weapons in the 1980s.
Posted In: Yahoo, Jobs, technology, Internet
Shares of Yahoo are down this morning. The Internet giant is handing out 2,000 pink slips today. It's the sixth mass layoff for the tech company in just the past four years.