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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

Why Microsoft wants 'Minecraft'

The price tag for Mojang sits at $2 billion.
Posted In: Microsoft, video games, Mergers and Acquisitions, News

As fast-food workers strike, unions get redefined

The Service Employees International Union looks to change how unions operate.
Posted In: labor union, strike, fast food

Preventing the next financial crisis

The FDIC will vote on a rule that's designed to improve the way banks manage risk.

PODCAST: Facebook targets India

Economic growth for the fall, Eric Cantor's new gig, and Facebook's ads in India.

Has the rise of the e-reader changed how we read?

How e-readers are both helping and hurting our ability to read and comprehend.
Posted In: e-readers

PODCAST: Economic effects of protests in Hong Kong

Plus: bad luck for Atlantic City casinos and reporting food poisoning on Twitter

Anti-Bloomberg ad signals new political trend

You don't have to be a candidate to be the target of an attack ad.
Posted In: elections, campaign finance, Citizens United, NRA, Michael Bloomberg

A 'knee defender' diverted a United Airlines flight

A battle in the war for legroom on a plane.
Posted In: Airlines, planes, legroom

Weathering the Ebola epidemic in Liberia

It's not just Ebola that's hurting people in West Point, Monrovia.
Posted In: Ebola, Africa

Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million

The hot start-up boasts huge viewership and Amazon is paying big bucks for it.
Posted In: twitch.tv, Amazon, video games

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