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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Immigrants get creative to survive without credit

America runs on credit. But undocumented immigrants generally can't access traditional loans, forcing them to think like entrepreneurs to raise cash.
Posted In: undocumented immigrant, credit, crochet
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How to build a strong economy? Architecture jobs

The government's report showed a mild improvement in the overall unemployment rate for February, but some professionals find the path to a job leads back to school.
Posted In: Unemployment, vocational schools, architect
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Everyone pays the high cost of diabetes

New research says diabetes cost the nation a record $245 billion in 2012, up more than 40 percent in the past five years.
Posted In: diabetes, American Diabetes Association, obesity, disease
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Chavez is gone but what of his legacy?

Controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died yesterday leaving a nation divided over the wisdom of his policies. Both critics and supporters agree that he has changed the role of the poor in Venezuela.
Posted In: venezuela, hugo chavez, poor
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Sequester to hit long-term unemployment benefits

When state unemployment benefits run out, federal long-term unemployment payments kick in. But sequester budget cuts could reduce those payments, putting the squeeze on those who can least afford it.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, sequester, Indiana
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Same proportion of Mexicans and Americans wants life abroad

A recent Gallup poll indicates that the same percentage of Americans and Mexicans want to live abroad -- 11 percent of respondents. What are the attractions of life someplace else?
Posted In: Mexico, emigration
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A glimpse of what legal status means for the undocumented

Deferred Action allows the children of undocumented immigrants to work legally in the U.S., but only temporarily.
Posted In: Deferred Action, undocumented immigrants, illegal immigrants
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Which is better for business: Texas or California?

Texas Governor Rick Perry visits California to attract companies away from the Golden State with promises of low taxes and fewer regulations.
Posted In: texas, california, Rick Perry, Jerry Brown
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New rules change benefits for undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens

Select undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens could get hardship waivers allowing them to circumvent bureaucratic hurdles that can separate families for up to 10 years.
Posted In: undocumented, illegal immigrants, hardship waiver
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Monopoly retires iconic iron piece

One reason the board game piece may have been canned is new products like wrinkle-free fabrics have made ironing a thing of the past. Once a staple in every home, many people no longer even own an iron.
Posted In: iron, Monopoly, wrinkles

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