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: Jobs, unemployment benefits
The number of people seeking jobless benefits fell last week to the fewest since May 2008. The four-week average has fallen in 10 of the past 12 weeks.
Posted In: Congress, payroll tax, Keystone pipeline, unemployment benefits
The House and the Senate face a number of decisions before they can head off for the holidays. Is another government shutdown possible?
Posted In: Eurozone, euro, European Union
Twenty-six of 27 European Union leaders will pursue strict budget rules. But austerity may not be the best prescription for Europe's debt crisis.
Posted In: Richard Cordray, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
U.S. Senate Republicans blocked former Ohio attorney general Richard Cordray's appointment as director of the CFPB. The new bureau is a centerpiece in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
Posted In: U.S. Postal Service, budget cuts, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, Credit Cards
We talk to one of our Washington reporters about what happened in the news this week.
Posted In: Postal Service, usps
The Post Office will slow first-class delivery next spring to save money and help avoid bankruptcy. That will affect people and businesses who still rely on mail.
Posted In: income, inequality
Globalization, technology, and lower taxes on the wealthy have increased income disparity in most developed countries, says a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis
Despite signs the recovery is gaining steam, trouble in the eurozone could sap demand for U.S. exports.
Posted In: Congress, Bush tax cuts
If Congress doesn't do much this year, lets automatic cuts of $1.2 trillion kick in and the Bush tax cuts expire, that cuts $5 trillion from the deficit within a decade.
Posted In: SEC, Citigroup, Law
A district judge said the SEC's proposed $285 million settlement with Citigroup over the sale of toxic mortgage debt was not in the public interest.