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
Productivity fell two straight quarters, while labor costs rose. Did companies reach a tipping point where they're now forced to hire new employees?
Posted In: Jobs
As President Obama looks to infrastructure projects, there's no shortage of highways, bridges and other transportation systems that need to be built or repaired. It's work that will have to be done sometime.
At long last, the Obama administration launches a website that enables would-be wonks to explore the inner workings of federal departments and agencies. You can find it at performance.gov
Posted In: Oil
It's expected that the State Department will release its final environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline. There have been protests in Washington against the pipeline for two weeks.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve
Markets seeks assurance from Fed chief at Friday conference.
While many tablets continue to fail when faced up against Apple, companies are still churning out new models. China-based Lenovo launches its ThinkPad today, hoping to appeal to business users.
ThinkPad will launch today to challenge Apple's iPad.
Posted In: Banks
The former credit card company has bought several banks and now is buying ING Direct, a large and popular online bank. It will become the nation's fifth-largest depository bank
Posted In: Savings
The Federal Reserve's plan to keep interest rates near zero for two more years nearly wipes out interest income for people who rely on federally insured savings accounts and certificates of deposit.