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

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.

What's next for the Federal Reserve?

After meeting yesterday, the Federal Reserve said it's keeping an eye on what's happening around the world, but for the time being, it's still business as usual.

When a lobbyist's client is Egypt

Lobbyists show a country the ropes in the U.S. -- and how to pull them.

'Jane Eyre' a favorite to remake

"Jane Eyre" has been adapted for the screen more than two dozen times. What makes it such a favorite story?
Posted In: Entertainment

Washington PR firm and Tunisia break ties

When the Washington Media Group signed a contract to drum up tourism for Tunisia, they thought the country had a good story to tell. When the story turned sour, they broke it.

The pros and cons of home downpayment assistance

Sometimes the biggest hurdle for home buyers is the down payment. There are non-profits and state home finance agencies that can help. But in the wake of the housing crisis, though, when many home buyers got in over their heads, this raises a big question: If you can't save enough money for a down payment, should you be buying a home at all?
Posted In: Housing

CARD Act turns 1

What a difference a year makes -- or does it? A year ago, new rules and restrictions were placed on credit card companies to benefit consumers. So where do we stand now?
Posted In: Credit Cards

White House releases plans to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

David Gura explains a White House report released today that outlines the future role of government in the mortgage industry.
Posted In: Housing

U.S. Treasury looks to phase-out Fannie and Freddie

Since the government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008, the mortgage corporations have cost taxpayers about $150 billion. Now, the Treasury Department is poised to announce its plans to wind down the two companies, as David Gura reports.

Weekly jobless claims fall to 383,000

The U.S. Labor Department announced this morning that the weekly jobless claims fell to the lowest level in nearly three years. House republicans think that some government regulation is getting in the way of new jobs. David Gura explains.
Posted In: Jobs

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