Based in Washington, David Gura is a senior reporter for Marketplace, the public radio business and economics program, and since 2013, he also has been the show’s primary substitute host.

During his tenure at Marketplace, Gura has filed dispatches from the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court. He has covered the implementation of healthcare and financial reform, and he has been a trusted guide to listeners through countless political crises, including budget battles, showdowns and shutdowns.

Gura has also traveled widely. After the financial crisis, he reported on the economic recovery, and ahead of the 2012 and 2014 elections, he spent a lot of time talking to Americans in places that were both electorally and economically unique. In 2013, after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., he spent several months as the lead reporter on a series called “Guns and Dollars,” about the U.S. firearms industry.

Previously, Gura worked at NPR, first as an editor and a producer, then as a reporter for The Two-Way, its breaking news blog. In addition, he regularly contributed to NPR’s flagship news magazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. His writing  reviews and reportage  has been published by The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Columbia Journalism Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Gura’s work has been recognized by the National Press Foundation, the National Constitution Center, and the French-American Foundation. In 2012, he was awarded a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship, and he has been invited to participate in seminars at Stanford University and Dartmouth College, among other universities.

An alumnus of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Gura received his bachelor’s degree in history and American studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he also played the fiddle in an old-time string band called The Dead Sea Squirrels. He spent a semester in La Paz, Bolivia, at 12,000 feet above sea level, studying political science at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and the Universidad Católica Boliviana.

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Features by David Gura

Airbus, Boeing take big orders at Farnborough Air Show

The biggest event of the year for airline makers like Airbus and Boeing is wrapping up outside of London. And at this year's Farnborough Air Show, the companies have announced orders worth more than $50 billion. Sounds like a good thing for the industry -- and the economy.
Posted In: airline industry, Airbus, Boeing

Wells Fargo to cut ties with independent brokers

After the Justice Department announced a $175 million settlement with Wells Fargo for alleged discrimination against thousands of African American and Hispanic borrowers, the bank looks to cease operations with independent mortgage brokers, whom they blame for the prejudicial lending.
Posted In: Wells Fargo, doj, mortgage, investigation

With new foreclosure data, a look at the housing market

We're getting some new data this morning about the housing market. The foreclosure listing company RealtyTrac says there was an uptick in foreclosure activity last month, but it's down compared with a year ago. Which brings us to the eternal question: Has the housing market finally hit bottom?
Posted In: foreclosures, housing market

RealtyTrac releases foreclosure data for first half of 2012

There are some new figures out this morning from RealtyTrac about the number of foreclosures in the U.S. in the first half of this year, and they may shed some light on the so-far elusive housing recovery.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure

Peregrine Financial Group to liquidate under Chapter 7

Last night, Peregrine Financial filed to liquidate under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code, amid accusations from federal regulators that Peregrine defrauded customers and hid losses.
Posted In: Peregrine Financial, bank regulations, shortfall

Regulators to define 'swap' under Dodd-Frank Act

Today, federal regulators are going to define the word "swap," -- and that seemingly simple act will set in motion a series of new regulations that are part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
Posted In: Dodd-Frank law, swaps, Derivatives

As temperatures fall, farmers still worried about crops

The heat wave is cooling off. But in parts of the Midwest, that is little consolation to farmers whose crops have been badly damaged by the heat, as well as a drought that's being called the worst in decades.
Posted In: Agriculture, farming, drought

Wall Street awaits Alcoa earnings

After the markets close today, everybody on Wall Street will be waiting to hear from the big aluminum producer Alcoa. The company's earnings are likely to give us clues about a lot more than metal.
Posted In: Alcoa, Earnings, bellwether

House report links Countrywide, Congress

The home lender Countrywide gave preferential treatment to members of Congress, their staffs and employees of Fannie Mae in order to win influence in government, according to a long-awaited review by a House committee.
Posted In: Congress, Countrywide, Fannie Mae

Tobacco tax tucked into transportation bill

A change in federal rules makes so-called "roll your own" cigarette shops subject to the same taxes and regulations as larger cigarette makers.
Posted In: tobacco

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