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

U.S. workers' productivity drops again

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

Where the jobs could be

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.
Posted In: Jobs

Jobs returns to front burner

Washington focuses on getting Americans back to work.
Posted In: Jobs

The website you've been waiting for

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

Keystone pipeline decision is pivotal for environmentalists

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: Oil

Looking to Bernanke for an economic fix

Markets seeks assurance from Fed chief at Friday conference.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Lenovo hopes to corner business market for tablets

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.

Lenovo debuts computer tablet

ThinkPad will launch today to challenge Apple's iPad.

Is Capital One suddenly too big?

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: Banks

How to lose money by saving more

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.
Posted In: Savings


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