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.


Features by Jeff Tyler

IRS employees who don't pay their own taxes

Thousands of IRS workers got rewards despite being disciplined for misconduct.
JP Morgan Chase financial building

A weaker earnings season for banks

Big banks profits are not expected to be as strong as they have been.
Posted In: Banks, Wells Fargo

Investors hunger for GrubHub

The online food-delivery service expects strong interest in their IPO
Posted In: Grubhub, IPO, Seamless
Yelp headquarters in New York City

What to do when an online review isn't true

A business owner in Virginia sues Yelp to reveal the identity of negative reviewers.

Are billboards effective advertising?

Billboard companies are turning a profit despite the challenge of measuring the effectiveness of the advertisements to influence consumers.
Posted In: billboards, CBS Outdoors, advertising

Bridging the language barrier at movies

myLINGO allows moviegoers to download film soundtracks in another language
Posted In: movies, Latinos

Exchanging currency in Venezuela is a nightmare

A new exchange system could bring the currency rate closer to the black market.
Posted In: venezuela, currency, bolivar

Legalization won't lift all laborers

Undocumented workers likely will not leave current jobs even when they can work here legally -- part of our series, City of Dreams.
Posted In: immigration reform, labor

Why foreign consumers shop in U.S.

Competition and other factors can lower the price of consumer goods in this country.
Posted In: Mexico, globalization

Conflict in Ukraine goes online

A look at the efforts on either side – and possible third parties - in the Ukraine/Russia spat to cripple infrastructure and cause economic difficulty.
Posted In: ukraine


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