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

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Expensive placebos work better

According to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, more expensive medications relieve pain better, even when they're placebos. Jeff Tyler reports sometimes perception is reality.
Posted In: Health
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A new wrinkle in Botox business

Botox maker Allergan Inc. received a subpoena for documents related to the anti-wrinkle injection. The company believes the subpoena relates to alleged off-label promotion of Botox to treat headaches. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Health
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GAO report: Hidden bank fees rising

A new report from the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, finds that bank fees are on the rise and are becoming more hidden. Jeff Tyler reports how consumers can uncover hidden costs before they open new accounts.
Posted In: Savings
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The heat is still on for spring

Heating oil prices normally fall around the onset of spring, but this year they're expected to keep rising through a colder than normal season. Jeff Tyler reports on what some are doing to save money.
Posted In: Economy
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Iraq War could cost trillions more

Congress estimated war costs in Afghanistan and Iraq would reach $1.3 trillion. But economist Joseph Stiglitz is testifying today that number will reach $3 trillion. Jeff Tyler reports the cost also considers veteran health care.
Posted In: Economy
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Exxon still in mess over oil spill

The Exxon Valdez oil spill case makes its way to the Supreme Court today after 19 years and several appeals. The company is fighting off its remaining payment of punitive damages, leaving many high and dry. Jeff Tyler reports.
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Chrysler cuts could be costly

Chrysler has decided to reduce the number of models sold under its Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands. The company also plans to reduce dealerships, which could result in costly buyouts. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Auto, Retail
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Cities purchase vacancies to help

A vacant home isn't the most desirable thing on the market, so cities across the country are offering to buy empty houses to help battle foreclosure damage on the real estate market. Jeff Tyler has more.
Posted In: Housing
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Kraft tries out cream cheese on JetBlue

JetBlue announced that it would work with Kraft Foods to taste test a new reduced-fat cream cheese on some of its flights. But is it a good idea to use airline passengers as captive product testers? Jeff Tyler reports.
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Citigroup's card cutoffs generate fears

Citigroup has given 160,000 high risk credit card customers in the U.K. one month before it will cut off their cards. Jeff Tyler reports on whether this is a trend that could begin to affect risky American consumers.

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