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: money-laundering, drug cartel, Mexican cartel
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Posted In: Wall Street, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase
Banks release their fourth quarter earnings numbers this week. They're likely to be healthy, thanks to the stock market.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, long-term unemployment
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: Antarctica
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Posted In: holiday shopping
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Posted In: Hilton, hotels, IPO
Hilton Worldwide is prepping for its initial public offering.
Posted In: NYPD, Raymond Kelly, Bratton
New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed former Los Angeles police chief Bill Bratton as head of the NYPD.
Posted In: subprime, car loans, mortgage
The credit rating agency Experian says Americans are taking out bigger car loans and are taking longer to pay them back.
Posted In: Amazon, drones, shipping, holiday shopping
Amazon unveils a project to use unmanned "drone" aircraft to fly products to customers.
Posted In: fakes, counterfeits, Louis Vuitton
With more criminals using fake websites to sell fake products, unknowing consumers are increasingly at risk of buying dangerous counterfeit products.