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 to discuss corporate tax rate with executives

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to meet with executives to discuss the current business tax rate -- right now, a high 35 percent. It'll be an important discussion, reports David Gura.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Taxes

Are Issa's plans too political?

California Republican Representative Darrell Issa, the new chairman for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is calling for sweeping investigations into government regulation. But are his plans overstepping boundaries? David Gura reports.

Team owners may luck out in NFL lockout scenario

As the pro football playoffs kick off, there comes the fear of a NFL lockout next season. Players and owners haven't yet reached a collective bargaining agreement, and now players are saying the owners' deals with TV networks are unfair.
Posted In: Sports

It's time for baby boomers to start getting Medicare benefits

At midnight here in the U.S. it'll be 65 years since the first baby boomer was born. That means it'll be time for the boomers to start getting Medicare benefits. David Gura reports.

Which government programs should get funded?

House Republicans are about to consider a proposal that will set money aside for highway maintenance, but that's just one of the government programs seeking funding right now. David Gura reports.

SEC and Dodd-Frank face delays

Congress recently passed a budget to keep spending levels the same as in 2010, but that won't account for the two new reform bills. The SEC and the Dodd-Frank Act are already feeling the results. David Gura reports.

Surprise, earmarks are back in Congress

If you thought you heard the last about earmarks after this last election, you were wrong. They're back in the form of a trillion dollar spending bill introduced by the Senate this week.

Rule-making begins for Dodd-Frank

Federal agencies are beginning to shape the rules under Congress's financial overhaul, also known as the Dodd-Frank law. And it's set to be a long process, reports David Gura.

Mass transit tax break could provide numerous benefits

The mass transit tax break would allow commuters to write off up to $230 per month for using public transportation like buses or van pools. And as David Gura reports, it could help out the economy in a lot of other ways too.
Posted In: Transportation

How the U.S. trade deficit is like Goldilocks

The U.S. trade deficit for October is expected today. The expectation is that Americans didn't sell all that much more to foreign buyers in October. But we didn't buy much more either. David Gura explains.

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