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.  


Features by David Gura

President Obama to unveil plan for unemployed veterans

The unemployment rate among veterans back from Iraq and Afghanistan got worse last month, despite the overall jobs market improving slightly.
Posted In: Jobs

In tough times, Warren Buffett keeps investing big

While the global economy is still in a rough spot, Warren Buffet poured almost $24 billion into investments last quarter, the most in at least 15 years.
Posted In: Investing

Soda advertising bubbling up

Soda marketers are pushing more soda ads online and on TV with blacks and Hispanics being major targets, according to a report form the Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.

Austerity is in vogue

The super committee has to cut government spending by more than $1 trillion. But now Democrats, Republicans and big business are all talking cuts more than three times that much. How come?
Posted In: tax cuts

Top 1 percent more on top than ever

A government report says that over the past 30 years the top 1 percent in the U.S. doubled their share of national income. Who are the rich and how do they earn their living?
Posted In: Economy

European debt crisis could affect U.S. contractors

The economic crisis in Europe could affect defense contractors in the U.S. They diversified their sales and now those sales are in trouble.

McDonald's channel debuts

McDonald's is rolling out its own TV channel at hundreds of California locations. The idea is to capture new advertising revenue.
Posted In: McDonald's, tv

AMR could report disappointing earnings

The parent company of American Airlines picked a risky strategy for growth. We'll see if it pans out.
Posted In: Airlines

President Obama speaks in North Carolina today

President Obama starts his bus tour of the mid-Atlantic coast with North Carolina. What's the economy like in the Tarheel State?
Posted In: Economy

Super committee on deficit to get proposals

Congressional proposals to slash the deficit have to be in to the super committee by tomorrow. If the committee can't agree, then $800 billion is automatically sliced from the military budget.


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