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



Injured veterans fight for benefits

Injured soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan continue to fight long after they've returned home. But it's not enemy fire they're facing, it's the complicated process of claiming disability benefits. Jeff Tyler reports.

Businesses campaign for change

Companies inspired by Obama's campaign for change are trying to motivate customers to make a difference. Some businesses are donating to scholarhips and feeding the hungry. Jeff Tyler reports.

Will transition to digital TV be delayed?

The transition from analog to digital television is becoming a little scrambled. Government coupons for the digital television converter program have run out, leading some to call for a delay in the transition. Jeff Tyler reports a delay could be costly for TV stations.
Posted In: Science

Many workers see minimum-wage hike

Many of America's least-paid workers got a raise today as the minimum wage went up in about a dozen states. But some observers say the changes will hurt more than they will help. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Legal aid funding on the decline

Lowering interest rates is supposed to help boost the economy. But it's also jeopardizing funding for legal aid groups that provide free services to the poor. Jeff Tyler reports on how this is affecting the growing number of people who seek legal aid help.
Posted In: Crime

Tribune files for bankruptcy

The Tribune Company, which owns the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, has filed for bankruptcy. The company is about $13 billion in debt after taking itself private last year. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy

Economy's down, enlistments are up

The Pentagon is seeing some of its best recruiting figures in years as the economy heads south. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

New wave of delinquencies on the way

A new forecast sees delinquent mortgages nearly doubling by the end of next year. Homeowners with adjustable-rate mortgages, in particular, are in danger of getting squeezed. Jeff Tyler reports.

Good news from Treasury bills

Homeowners with adjustable-rate mortgages are reaping the benefits of increased demand of Treasury bills. With investors seeking refuge in T-bills, yields have come down. Jeff Tyler explains.
Posted In: Housing

Gap narrows for manufacturing costs

It still costs more to make things in the U.S. than overseas. But the U.S. manufacturing sector has kept a lid on some things better than its foreign counterparts, like employee health care. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs


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