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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

11 email tips from campaign strategists

Or, how "Meet me for dinner?" translates into millions of dollars.
Posted In: email, campaign
Infrastructure

'Stopgap' government frustrates feds and businesses

Governing by crisis makes the federal government wasteful and inefficient.
Posted In: Economy, government spending, funding
Hiring

With job vacancies up, employers take longer to hire

The Bureau says employers are advertising more jobs. But are they actually hiring?
Posted In: hiring
Graduating Harvard University Law School students wave gavels in celebration of commencement ceremonies in 2008 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Just how bad was it to graduate into the recession?

A new report says the Class of 2008 got out of school in the nick of time
Posted In: News

Teacher tenure under fire

There's a new challenge to teacher tenure laws in New York.
Posted In: teachers, tenure

Fast food just got even faster

Ordering McDonald's ahead of time? There's now an app for that, too.
Posted In: fast food, apps

China levies bribery charges against British drugmaker

The Chinese government has detained GSK's China chief over corruption charges.
Posted In: China, fraud, bribery
Robert McDonald

Why Bob McDonald is a big departure for the VA

Most Veterans Affairs' Chiefs had lots of experience in the military, government.
Posted In: veterans affairs, Procter & Gamble, Bob McDonald

Financial planning for political donors

A "donor-side consultant" helps the wealthy figure out which candidates to back.
Posted In: campaign finance, campaign contributions

Are European banks feeling more heat than U.S. ones?

Reports that BNP Paribas will pay almost $9 billion in penalties.

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