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

Energy Costs Are Up

Why the Fed sees inflation differently than you

The latest Consumer Price Index indicates inflation is up.

Will the instability in Iraq flow to the pump?

What exactly goes into the price at the pump
Posted In: gas, gas taxes, Iraqi oil

Tesla's move to open source may be good for business

In releasing patents, Tesla opens the door to a bigger market for electric cars
Posted In: tesla, Elon Musk, open source

A new landscape in the House after Cantor falls

Eric Cantor will resign as Majority Leader after a primary loss. That'll cost.

Big business may try to downplay Eric Cantor's defeat

A look at what Eric Cantor's defeat means for the business community.
Posted In: immigration reform, Congress, tea party

Time Warner considers buying a stake in bad boy media

Vice Media is more than sex, drugs, and rock and roll...it's money, too.
Posted In: media, media companies, Time Warner

What Donald Duck tells us about the economy

Donald Duck was in a good generation to be an American.
Posted In: Donald Duck, cartoon, birthdays

President Obama aims to reduce burden of student loans

The president wants more people to be eligible for income-based repayment plans
Posted In: loan student debt, Barack Obama

The strategy behind Hillary Clinton's book release

The planning on the release of Hillary Clinton’s fifth book has been downright military grade
Posted In: hillary clinton
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The still looming problems at the VA

Limited resources, political pressure, and the future of the VA.
Posted In: veterans, veterans affairs, Shinseki

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