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

Healthy mortgage adjustments

Banks are giving big breaks to borrowers, even though they don't seem to be in danger of default. Why? Because when interest rates start to rise -- and they will -- these loans are in pole position to go bad.
Posted In: Housing

Recalculating the Consumer Price Index

The government uses the CPI to measure inflation and set benefits and taxes. Some lawmakers are thinking about a different formula that would lower benefits and save money.
Posted In: Economy

Christine Lagarde set to head IMF

Both the U.S. and leading emerging countries like Brazil, China and Russia have endorsed the French finance minister.

Pentagon budget under scrutiny

As President Obama restarts talks on national debt, some Republicans are now open to slashing military spending.

Could Greek crisis affect money-market funds?

The funds shouldn't own Greek bonds, but they could hold short-term investments in European banks with Greek bond holdings.
Posted In: Investing

McKinsey health care study criticized for flaws

McKinsey says its recent conclusion that some 30 percent of employers would drop health coverage once state insurance exchanges start up is not predictive.
Posted In: Health

Nortel delays patent auction

Nortel was planning to auction off 6,000 patents on Monday, but so many big players from Google to Apple want in that the auction's been delayed.

What Washington can agree on: Golf

When the president and speaker of the House play golf, it won't be the first time opposing sides agree -- at least to a game.

Senate weighs delaying cap on debit swipe fees

In the D.C. battle between banks and retailers over swipe fees, both sides of the issue say they're on the side of consumers, but in reality, it's all about revenue.
Posted In: Banks

Senate blocks recess appointments next week

President Obama can't name heads of a few agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, over Memorial Day break. But the CFPB is already geared up for work.

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