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.
Many depositors with the troubled IndyMac bank had to wait in line for hours this week to get their money out. They finally got cashiers checks, but it turns out other banks aren't in a hurry to cash them. Jeff Tyler reports.
Credit cards that offer perks are enticing consumers left and right. But who's really gets the rewards -- you or the credit card company? Jeff Tyler reports.
The waters have yet to recede in flooded towns along the Mississippi River, but many are thinking about reconstruction. Jeff Tyler reports repairs will challenge states that already had trouble balancing budgets before.