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.
Posted In: Mexico, tomato, free trade
Florida tomato farmers are pushing the Obama administration to end a 16-year-old tomato import agreement with Mexico. Critics smell election-year pandering and worry about Mexican retaliation against other U.S. industries.
Posted In: Obama-care, Affordable Care Act, health insurance
Parts of President Obama's health care reform have already been implemented without causing the expected fiscal fallout.
Posted In: Softbank, Sprint, Japan, Mergers and Acquisitions
Softbank, Japan’s No. 3 mobile phone network, agrees to buy a majority stake in Sprint, in a bold bid to take on giants AT&T and Verizon.
Posted In: photo ID, Voter ID, 2012 election
Thousands of Americans face economic challenges because, through no fault of their own, they are unable to secure a photo ID.
Posted In: MS-13, El Salvador, street gangs
The MS-13 gang that started as a local street gang in El Salvador will now be designated a transnational criminal organization. That means the U.S. Treasury Dept. can target its financial assets.
Posted In: welder, manufacturing, skilled labor
Hundreds of thousands of well-paid jobs in manufacturing are left empty because many people lack the skills to fill positions as machinists or welders.
Posted In: Walmart, prepaid cards, american express
Walmart and American Express have teamed up to offer the new Bluebird card. They say it should help people avoid the high fees on checking accounts and debit cards.
Posted In: bachelor's degree, university, middle-class
Researchers find more jobs than expected that pay between $35,000 and $72,000 without a university degree.
Posted In: auto loan, car loan, Mustang
Six and seven-year car loans are increasingly popular, though they come at a higher price over the long term.
Posted In: car loan, interest payments, auto loans, Money Matters
Cheap credit is boosting car sales. But more buyers are taking loans of up to seven years. Monthly payments are lower; the total cost is higher.