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: venezuela, currency, bolivar
A new exchange system could bring the currency rate closer to the black market.
Posted In: immigration reform, labor
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Posted In: Mexico, globalization
Competition and other factors can lower the price of consumer goods in this country.
Posted In: ukraine
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: Olympics, 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi, NBC
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Posted In: Banks, Credit Cards, debit cards, bank fees
More and more banks introduce fees for checking accounts
Posted In: unemployment insurance, millionaire benefits
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Posted In: Mexico
On a trade mission to Mexico, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker will play matchmaker for U.S. companies looking for new business partners.
Posted In: fracking, energy, Exxon
Big oil companies have to go farther and use expensive, new technology to tap oil deposits
Posted In: commodities, JP Morgan, Volcker Rule
Regulators are starting to take a closer look at the industry.