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

Republican Party eyes greater Hispanic vote

Prominent Hispanic Republicans will appear at the GOP convention this week in Tampa, Fla. The party wants to win more support from Latino voters.
Posted In: Hispanic Republicans, Immigration, undocumented immigrants, Hispanic, Republicans

Mexico hit by egg shortage

Mexicans are the world’s largest consumers of eggs per capita but an outbreak of avian flu has hit the supply and sent prices soaring there.
Posted In: eggs, Mexico, Mexican food

Hotels and online travel sites sued for price fixing

Travel sites like Expedia and Travelocity are accused of fixing the price of hotel rooms with big chains like Hilton and Marriott.
Posted In: online travel, discount travel, hotels

Gift cards give retailers a boost

Retailers make money by selling gift cards to be redeemed at other stores.
Posted In: gift cards, discounts

New campaign highlights apparel 'Made in Los Angeles'

Los Angeles' mayor visits trade show to promote L.A. fashion industry.
Posted In: los angeles, fashion, apparel

Some hail, some hesitate over immigration scheme

The government’s new Deferred Action plan for younger undocumented immigrants has been welcomed by many but some immigrants hesitate to apply.
Posted In: DREAM Act, undocumented, immigrants

Pac-12 universities launch sports networks

The Pac-12 Conference begins broadcasting college athletics on one national network and six regional ones.
Posted In: Pac-12, college sports

New York mayor stumps for immigration reform

Mayor Michael Bloomberg travels to Chicago and Boston to press for bipartisan immigration reform as a way to stimulate the economy.
Posted In: Immigration, work visas, Michael Bloomberg

Gas prices from Norway to Venezuela

Charging less than a dime per gallon, Venezuela sells cheapest gas on the planet. Norway has some of the highest fuel prices in the world.
Posted In: gas prices, venezuela

Small business creating few jobs

Small businesses find it harder to get credit, so they create fewer jobs.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Small Business

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