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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

Bank profits bonanza

Banks release their fourth quarter earnings numbers this week. They're likely to be healthy, thanks to the stock market.
Posted In: Wall Street, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase

Prospects bleak for long-term unemployed

As Congress considers extending federal benefits, the long-term unemployed find it harder to find a job with every day they're out of the workforce.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, long-term unemployment

After rescue, a question: Who owns Antarctica?

The continent has been devoted to science -- not business -- but minerals and lucrative seafood could challenge order in the Antarctic.
Posted In: Antarctica

Boxing Day? Is Dec. 26 still a day for sales?

Americans traditionally head to the mall on the day after Christmas for returns and discounts.
Posted In: holiday shopping

Hilton's IPO and the future of the Hilton empire

Hilton Worldwide is prepping for its initial public offering.
Posted In: Hilton, hotels, IPO

Bill Bratton's exclusive club: Big city top cop

New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed former Los Angeles police chief Bill Bratton as head of the NYPD.
Posted In: NYPD, Raymond Kelly, Bratton

Are too-easy car loans the next subprime disaster?

The credit rating agency Experian says Americans are taking out bigger car loans and are taking longer to pay them back.
Posted In: subprime, car loans, mortgage

Amazon drones and the future of retail

Amazon unveils a project to use unmanned "drone" aircraft to fly products to customers.
Posted In: Amazon, drones, shipping, holiday shopping

Counterfeits threaten Christmas

With more criminals using fake websites to sell fake products, unknowing consumers are increasingly at risk of buying dangerous counterfeit products.
Posted In: fakes, counterfeits, Louis Vuitton

Statin suggestion puts spotlight on generic drug business

New guidelines on the use of statins to lower cholesterol hold the promise to dramatically increase the number of Americans who take those drugs.
Posted In: statins, generic drugs, pharmaceuticals

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