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

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

Leveraging jobs in rural areas

The Obama administration's proposals for creating jobs in rural areas counts on a few good jobs generating many more
Posted In: Jobs

Obama to talk jobs on town hall tour

The president looks prepared to talk about small business and creating jobs, but Americans may also grill him about the political divide in Washington
Posted In: Jobs

Low interest rates bad for savers

The Great Recession shocked many Americans into saving more money, but unfortunately, they aren't getting much of a return on those savings.
Posted In: Retirement

Fed to hold rates steady for two years

The Federal Reserve said the economy is still suffering, and took the unprecedented step of saying it will hold rates at nearly zero until the middle of 2013
Posted In: The Federal Reserve


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