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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Features by Jeff Tyler

Sports contracts can pay more when they pay later

Two of the most admired and notorious deals in pro sports involve postponing payments in return for bigger paychecks.
Posted In: ABA, NBA, Spirits of St. Louis, Bobby Bonilla, Sports

Skid Row storage helps put order in lives of homeless

A safe, clean place for belongings is critical to getting and keeping work.
Posted In: homeless, los angeles, cities

On Hawaii, a big telescope stirs conflict

Native Hawaiians say mountaintop site for new observatory is sacred ground.
Posted In: Hawaii, telescope, space

In Hollywood, a history of homelessness

Actors slept on the streets in the 1920s when landlords refused to rent to them.
Posted In: homelessness, hollywood, homeless

In a homeless district, growing numbers raise tensions

Services are concentrated on Skid Row, where firms say conditions have worsened.
Posted In: homelessness, homeless, Skid Row
New encampments of homeless people are in plain sight in Los Angeles. Dennis Epping and Christine Boyer have pitched a tent above the Harbor Freeway, just a bridge away from downtown Los Angeles.

Making a home without a house

As more tents go up, homeless couples are forgoing shelters to stay together.
Posted In: homelessness, los angeles, Unemployment

In Los Angeles, homeless camps are suddenly everywhere

It's easier to camp on public land now, and there's less room in shelters.
Posted In: homelessness, Skid Row, Unemployment
In Ventura, California, Patagonia's Phil Graves (left) hits the surf with reporter Jeff Tyler, who tests the brand's eco-friendly bio-rubber wetsuit.

Patagonia tests the limits of sustainability

The outdoor clothing company tries to limit the environmental problems its products contribute to.
Posted In: patagonia, environmentally friendly, chemicals, clothing

Sales tax holidays: A lot of hype for a little saving

They're bad for budgets, but Americans love our state sales tax holidays.
Posted In: sales tax, shopping, state budgets

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