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

Judge shelves Google Books settlement

A judge has rejected Google Books' settlement between authors and publishers in its bid to digitize a world's worth of books.

The high price of a military campaign in Libya

Some members of the Congress are criticizing President Obama for signing off on the military campaign in Libya. Many are concerned over the price tag of the mission, including the crash of the U.S. fighter jet.

Obama pledges to boost South American trade, exports

The President is in South America this week hoping to forge stronger partnerships with countries like Colombia and Panama as the region bounces back from the global recession.

AT&T would pay $39 billion for rival

Mobile carrier AT&T has agreed to buy No. 4 wireless carrier T-Mobile. The deal would make AT&T the nation's biggest wireless company -- but could leave the market with just two dominant providers.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Nuclear regulation needs improvement

A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists concludes better enforcement of nuclear safety regulations in the U.S. would have prevented reactor incidents in 2010.

What's next for the Federal Reserve?

After meeting yesterday, the Federal Reserve said it's keeping an eye on what's happening around the world, but for the time being, it's still business as usual.

When a lobbyist's client is Egypt

Lobbyists show a country the ropes in the U.S. -- and how to pull them.

'Jane Eyre' a favorite to remake

"Jane Eyre" has been adapted for the screen more than two dozen times. What makes it such a favorite story?
Posted In: Entertainment

Washington PR firm and Tunisia break ties

When the Washington Media Group signed a contract to drum up tourism for Tunisia, they thought the country had a good story to tell. When the story turned sour, they broke it.

The pros and cons of home downpayment assistance

Sometimes the biggest hurdle for home buyers is the down payment. There are non-profits and state home finance agencies that can help. But in the wake of the housing crisis, though, when many home buyers got in over their heads, this raises a big question: If you can't save enough money for a down payment, should you be buying a home at all?
Posted In: Housing

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