Jeff Tyler is a reporter for Marketplace’s Los Angeles bureau and reports on issues related to immigration and Latin America. Tyler began his career at Marketplace producing and editing stories and in 2000 his desire to report allowed him to move to the other side of the microphone becoming a foreign correspondent for the program. Tyler admits that working for Marketplace has given him a crash course in world economics. His work has taken him from Argentina and Brazil to Indonesia and Pakistan. A California native, Tyler is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. After college, he worked for a travel guide company, writing a guide for Honduras and editing a travel guide for Mexico.

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Features by Jeff Tyler

Sales tax holidays: A lot of hype for a little saving

They're bad for budgets, but Americans love our state sales tax holidays.
Posted In: sales tax, shopping, state budgets

India plays chicken with the W.T.O.

India holds up passage of an international trade deal in order to press its agenda.
Posted In: India, World Trade Organization

Housing and Urban Development gets a new head

Former mayor Julian Castro faces challenge with budget-minded Congress.
Posted In: HUD, San Antonio, Housing

Netflix goes global. Will it pay off?

Netflix will expand into Europe this fall, but the move could be expensive.
Posted In: netflix, Mexico, Blockbuster

Meet the other undocumented immigrants

30-40 percent of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. entered the country legally.
Posted In: illegal immigration, visa, work visas, los angeles

Green cards pay for new hotels

320 immigrant investors from 14 countries finance a new hotel in Los Angeles.
Posted In: marriott, EB-5
Obama-Putin

Could Russia sanctions backfire?

Two big business groups warn that sanctions against Russia could hurt US jobs.
Posted In: Russia, ukraine, sanctions

Fire Chat is hot app in repressive countries.

An new app called Firechat lets people ommunicate even when they're offline, allowing them to keep ahead of government censors.
Posted In: apps, censorship
Alstom

GE nears deal for Alstom

GE wants turbine company, but may end up in business with French government.
Posted In: GE, energy, nuclear power, France

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