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: Mergers and Acquisitions
Just one day after the London Stock Exchange announced a merger with the Toronto Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext announced it is nearing a buy-out agreement with Deutsche Borse of Germany. David Gura has more.
Posted In: Housing
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could be on the chopping block this week. According to the Wall Street Journal, one idea is to phase out the two companies and not replace them. David Gura explains.
A U.S.-bound oil tanker was hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia this morning. The incident occurred just hours after the Associated Press reported that Somali pirates have released a South Korean ship seized four months ago. David Gura reports how the costs of pirate attacks affect the global economy.
Posted In: Auto, Science
After a series of Toyota recalls, NASA -- that's right, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- is expected to publish its analysis of the so-called "runaway Toyotas" today. David Gura has more.
Posted In: Internet
The FCC is expected to vote today on a subsidy change involving phone and internet service in rural areas. Americans already pay a small fee on their phone bill for service to remote areas. Now, the FCC hopes to use that money to pay for high speed internet access in rural areas instead. David Gura reports.
Posted In: Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions
AOL's still looking to shake its dial-up image from the nineties and move into 2011. The company hopes the purchase of The Huffington Post -- and its new network of hyper-local news sites -- will help the company into the realm of media and entertainment. David Gura explains.
Posted In: Oil
For more than three decades, Egypt and Israel have had stable relations and a secure border, but not much else between them. That could change depending on what happens next.
A new forecast says that by 2015, the level of wireless data traffic will be 26 times greater than it is now.
But critics say the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's report lacks concrete recommendations for preventing another crisis.
President Obama proposes budget cuts of $400 billion over a decade. Senator Rand Paul proposes cuts of half a trillion in a year. Cutting what's realistic is the issue.