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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

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

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

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

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

Home prices start to climb again

Home prices are starting to climb again, particularly in certain cities -- such as Phoenix, Los Angeles and Miami. The news may be good for the housing industry, but some aspiring homeowners find themselves priced out.
Posted In: housing prices, los angeles, real estate

More hype than science behind some cancer screenings

A new report from Consumer Reports finds some cancer screenings are over-sold to the public.
Posted In: cancer tests, consumer reports, Agus

In Latin America, the middle class grows

A recent report from the World Bank revelas a fifty percent increase in the size of Latin America's middle class. Broad economic growth brought more jobs and more women are joining the workforce.
Posted In: Latin America, Mexico, middle class

Obama uses campaign machine to push agenda

President Obama will use a deep campaign database and volunteer network in a new nonprofit. Some are concerned because it can take corporate money.
Posted In: Obama campaign, Immigration, budget, Barack Obama, campaign, nonprofit

Mexico's Carlos Slim funds Khan Academy in Spanish

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, wants to fund the translation of online Khan Academy classes into Spanish. He believes this will widen educational opportunity in Mexico.
Posted In: Carlos Slim, Khan Academy, Mexico, spanish, Education

Housing revival gives home builders hope

Companies like Lennar have an incentive to start building again as the inventory of vacant houses falls. Conditions are good for consumers, with some hitches.
Posted In: Lennar, Housing, real estate

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