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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The Federal Reserve is holding hearings in L.A. on Bank of America's planned acquisition of troubled mortgage company Countrywide. Fair-lending advocates say the acquisition should include an obligation to help clients avoid foreclosure. Jeff Tyler reports.
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Target says it's had to write off a chunk of its outstanding credit-card debt. It's bad news for one of the country's biggest retailers, and worse for card holders who are discovering they can't pay what they owe. Jeff Tyler reports.
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The number of Americans kidnapped while in Mexico doubled in 2007 from the previous year. The rise in crime has not only reduced tourism, it is affecting the future of real estate projects, such as Donald Trump's Tijuana towers. Jill Barshay reports.
The American Bankruptcy Institute holds its annual meeting today, and sure as the economy is struggling, the bankruptcy industry is having a great year. Jeff Tyler reports those bigger profits are bittersweet.
Prices on food have been soaring worldwide, including rice, which has doubled in the last couple of months. And the staple for so many people and cultures could get even more expensive. Jeff Tyler reports.