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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How will the new Tonight Show guy do?

Millions of viewers are expected to tune into The Tonight Show tonight to watch the "new guy." But will they stick around? Jeff Tyler reports ad rates will probably maintain current prices, but the competitions is circling.
Posted In: Entertainment
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Casino struggles shift Tunica's fortunes

Tunica, Miss., was the poorest county in the nation twenty years ago. That changed when casinos came to town and brought thousands of jobs. But the recession is hitting the casino business hard. Jeff Tyler reports.
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Tough times are cause to give more

Donations to charities in the millions have fallen by one-third, and the need for assistance keeps climbing. But some philanthropists use this as a call to give more in times of greatest need. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Charity
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Companies put in effort to keep workers

Even with unemployment rising, there's still plenty of poaching going on. So some companies are using interesting retention efforts to hold on to their employees. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs
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Employers contesting layoff benefits

More companies are challenging benefits requests for laid-off workers using any grounds they can find, even if illegal. Jeff Tyler reports the tricks ex-employers are using to cut off former employee benefits requests.
Posted In: Jobs
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New pot policy could help state coffers

A new Justice Department policy on medical marijuana could lead to the drug becoming a regular source of tax revenue in states where it's legal. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime
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Why the rich matter

Thanks to greedy bankers and cons like Bernard Madoff, the wealthy aren't so popular these days. But if you think the rich don't benefit the rest of us, think again. Jeff Tyler reports.
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Job seekers take 1 step forward, 2 back

For some workers, the recession has brought their first reversal of fortune. But zigging in and out of jobs is becoming an all too familiar game of financial musical chairs for a lot of us. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs
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Demand for jobless services rising

The federal unemployment rate shot up to a 25-year high of 8.1 percent this year. With millions of people out of work, unemployment offices have been overwhelmed with people seeking benefits. Jeff Tyler reports on how the safety net is being stretched to its limit.
Posted In: Jobs
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'I will take care of my son'

When members of the Armed Forces are seriously wounded, their families and friends face putting aside their own careers and goals to lend support. Jeff Tyler reports on the impact of a soldier's injury on his mother and sister's bottom line.
Posted In: Jobs

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