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

Pawn shops experience boom in hard times

The Great Recession has seen a sharp rise in the number of pawn shops in the U.S. There's also been a change of image as better-off people increasingly turn to the institutions to pawn luxury items.
Posted In: pawn, Pawn Stars, loans, pawn shop

TV advertisers learn to cope with DVR

Almost half of American homes have a DVR, so viewers can record shows and watch them after they air, and advertisers are starting to come around to the concept.
Posted In: television, commercials, DVR, advertising

FTC finds no evidence Google violated anti-trust laws

After a 19-month investigation, the Federal Trade Commission says it found no evidence Google violated anti-trust laws. The company has agreed to license essential patents for rivals' products.
Posted In: Google, FTC, Internet search

Are new laws needed to protect against paparazzi?

Professional shutterbugs who take pictures of celebrities see no need for new laws following death of photographer.
Posted In: paparazzi, Justin Bieber, photography

Latinas are the savviest shoppers

A recent survey finds that Latina shoppers work harder to find deals and use more technology than other consumers.
Posted In: Latina, Hispanic, shopping, Retail

Top 10 kids' education apps that don't suck

Common Sense Media reviews educational apps for kids and shared these 10 recommendations.
Posted In: apps, Education, kids

Educators question 'educational' kids' DVDs

Fancy educational toys don't give rich kids an advantage over poor kids when it comes to brain development.
Posted In: toys, baby DVD, brain development, Education, apps

Small company SodaStream bets big on Super Bowl ad

Do-it-yourself soft-drink company SodaStream is spending 10 percent of its net earnings on a Super Bowl commercial.
Posted In: Super Bowl commercials, soda, advertising

As year closes, incentives abound on car sales

With dealers eager to clear their previous model-year inventory, buyers can get decent discounts on prices and interest rates.
Posted In: car sales, inventory, incentives, Auto

California ports strike enters second week

The strike at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles rumbles on, bringing losses to some and opportunities to others.
Posted In: port, strike, shipping, port of Long Beach

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