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

Congress blocks jobs bill

The Senate has rejected President Obama's jobs bill, but a Plan B is already taking shape.
Posted In: Jobs

Gay servicemembers demand greater equality

Gay men and women can now openly serve in the military. But they say there is still a large gap between the benefits gay and straight servicemembers receive.
Posted In: Law

Congress could deal a blow to the economy

The Senate rejected a House plan to fund the government past mid-November. A fight over a few billion dollars in disaster relief funding for FEMA carries big risks.

On the brink of government shutdown -- again

This time Congress is fighting over how to pay for disaster relief. If they can't agree, the lights go out Oct. 1. Businesses worry this might be the new normal.

Snip here, snip there

President Obama said yesterday if Republicans won't hike taxes on the rich, he'll protect entitlements. If the two sides can't agree, we're in for across-the-board cuts.

BlackBerry maker RIM's earnings fall 58%

Once the go-to phone for businesses, BlackBerry is now losing out to the Apple iPhone and other competitors.

Geithner, U.S. hope to work with Europe to turn economy around

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner heads to Europe tomorrow to discuss the ongoing debt crisis with E.U. finance ministers. But will he, and the U.S., be able to make a difference?
Posted In: Economy

Rental car industry hit hard by economic downturn

Not long ago, the acquisition of Dollar Thrifty looked like an attractive option to rental car company Avis. Now, tough economic times have changed its mind.
Posted In: Travel

What's in a name: Corn sugar vs. corn syrup

A court case in California over the rebranding of corn syrup to "corn sugar" highlights the increasing concern over obesity in the U.S.
Posted In: Food

How the Greek debt crisis can hurt hiring in the U.S.

In a global economy, the Greek crisis will affect the far reaches of business and finance, including the U.S. job market.
Posted In: Economy

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