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: los angeles, fashion, apparel
Los Angeles' mayor visits trade show to promote L.A. fashion industry.
Posted In: DREAM Act, undocumented, immigrants
The government’s new Deferred Action plan for younger undocumented immigrants has been welcomed by many but some immigrants hesitate to apply.
Posted In: Pac-12, college sports
The Pac-12 Conference begins broadcasting college athletics on one national network and six regional ones.
Posted In: Immigration, work visas, Michael Bloomberg
Mayor Michael Bloomberg travels to Chicago and Boston to press for bipartisan immigration reform as a way to stimulate the economy.
Posted In: gas prices, 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: Jobs, Unemployment, Small Business
Small businesses find it harder to get credit, so they create fewer jobs.
Posted In: craft, globalization, folk art
Cheap imports undermine local craftspeople in some countries but this weekend, a market in Santa Fe gave them a showcase to sell their wares globally.
Posted In: art, nonprofits, Santa Fe
In Santa Fe, New Mexico this weekend, artists from all around the globe are gathering for the world's largest folk art market. For artisans, the market is a chance to make money, but also receive retail business training and mentorship.
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Progreso Financiero lends money to Latino borrowers who might otherwise not qualify for credit.
Posted In: Mexico
The outcome of Sunday’s presidential election in Mexico will affect U.S. companies there, like carmaker Ford. Some could benefit from promised economic reforms.