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

Geithner extends debt ceiling deadline

The Treasury Secretary can postpone the day of reckoning until August 2. Congress created the debt ceiling, but that ceiling has little to do with bigger issues like spending and taxation.

Election consultants for hire in Egypt

Free and fair elections in Egypt are a new thing, so candidates -- and voters -- have a lot to learn. And that's where American consultants come in.

Workplaces are safer, but major risks remain

The AFL/CIO reports that worker safety has improved in the 40 years since the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed. But millions of workers remain at risk.
Posted In: Jobs

Bernanke embraces glasnost

Next week, Fed Chair Ben Bernanke will do something no Fed chief has ever done before: at the end of the Fed's policy meeting, he'll stand before the press and answer questions.

Spellings complicate efforts to freeze assets

Officials of some fallen Middle East regimes are on sanctions lists but English spellings of Arabic names vary, making it hard for banks to comply.

Are mortgage servicers doing enough?

This week, 14 mortgage servicers cut a deal with federal regulators to change the foreclosure process. They also said they'd review foreclosures that took place in 2009 and 2010. But for many consumers, including some of the nearly two million households in foreclosure, that's not enough.
Posted In: Housing

Gas prices are up, food is up, but no 'inflation'

The government's measure of "core inflation" excludes the main factors driving prices right now.

Raising debt ceiling could have strings

Now that we have Republican and Democratic deficit plans, lawmakers in both parties are saying they might link mandatory cuts in spending to raising the debt limit.

The tax woes of politicians

Every so often, with some regularity, politicians get in trouble for failing to pay their taxes. So, why does it seem politicians make mistakes most of the rest of us don't?
Posted In: Taxes

Tax Day looms in face of possible government shutdown

In a shutdown, people filing paper tax returns may be out of luck when it comes to a quick refund. People who e-file may have a different experience.
Posted In: Taxes

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