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.
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.
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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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.