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

Israel and Egypt's economic futures intertwined

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.
Posted In: Oil

The future strain on mobile networks

A new forecast says that by 2015, the level of wireless data traffic will be 26 times greater than it is now.

Financial crisis panel: Meltdown was avoidable

But critics say the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's report lacks concrete recommendations for preventing another crisis.

Obama wants to snip discretionary spending

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.

Fed holds its first policy meeting of 2011

Now that the economy is picking up, Fed leaders have to decide whether it's time to shift tactics and stop snapping up billions in bonds to keep interest rates low.

Home prices fall; eight cities hit new lows

Home prices sank to post-housing bust lows in eight big cities, as prices fell nationwide in November, the latest S&P/Case-Shiller report shows.
Posted In: Housing

House GOP debates health-care repeal

The House of Representatives is expected to vote tomorrow to repeal the health-care law. That won't survive the Senate, or a veto by President Obama. But the GOP can chip away at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: Health

How will Jobs' medical leave affect Apple?

Steve Jobs announced he's taking another medical leave from Apple, which caused Apple's stock to fall as much as 8% in overseas trading. But investors might want to hold their sell orders. David Gura reports.

Putting tax refunds on prepaid cards could benefit government

The government is offering Americans who earn less than $36,000 to get their tax refund on a prepaid card. It'll be useful for customers without checking accounts, but as David Gura reports, it's also mostly at the benefit of the government itself.

Geithner addresses Chinese currency issue

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner today mapped out what he called "the path ahead" for the U.S.-China relationship. He pointed out that China needs to stop undervaluing its currency and stealing intellectual property.
Posted In: China

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