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.

Features By Jeff Tyler

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U.S. companies boost jobs in Juarez, Mexico

The Mexican city of Juarez has problems with killings and drug wars, but that hasn't stopped American businesses creating thousands of jobs there.
Posted In: Mexico
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Mass layoffs worsen jobs figures

Recent mass layoffs at Cisco, Research in Motion and Borders are adding to a mood of uncertainty and negating government efforts to create jobs.
Posted In: Jobs
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Do you really know your credit score?

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report on credit scores. It turns out the credit score number you have isn't necessarily the one businesses are using to decide whether to lend to you.
Posted In: Personal Finance
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What Borders' liquidation could mean for competitors

If Borders closes all its stores, competing bookstores like Barnes & Noble will probably suffer through some short-term pain.
Posted In: Retail
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U.S. government aims to help military spouses find work

The Department of Defense and the Chamber of Commerce team up to create a program to help military spouses find employment.
Posted In: Jobs
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Goldman Sachs grows in Brazil

Goldman Sachs plans major expansion in Brazil as investment banks look to emerging economies for growth.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Connecticut unions reject givebacks, kill budget

Layoffs are now likely, as the Constitution State looks to state employees -- and their pay and benefits -- to balance budgets.
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Labor deal tops agenda for NFL owners

NFL owners will begin an extended meeting today in hopes of finding an agreement over a new labor deal. If they can't strike a deal with players, the season will be cancelled.
Posted In: Sports
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Organized labor fighting for domestic worker rights

AFL-CIO and other labor groups want workplace protections for nannies and housekeepers, even though U.S. law prevents those workers from joining unions.
Posted In: Crime
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California prison costs prompt reform

California, faced with rocketing prison costs, is considering its options. But proposals, including early releases and tax hikes, are controversial.
Posted In: Crime

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