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

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

Andrew Sullivan moves to The Daily Beast

Today blogger Andrew Sullivan moves from The Atlantic to The Daily Beast. It's official. He's become a commodity.
Posted In: Internet

Federal Reserve opens up -- a bit

The Federal Reserve historically has been one of the government's most secretive institutions. But now, Fed chairmen Ben Bernanke will address the press and answer questions four times a year.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

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.

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