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

Typhoon Haiyan: Filipinos in U.S. rush to aid homeland

The extensive Filipino community here in the U.S. is rushing to the aid of its typhoon-struck homeland with grass-roots fundraising initiatives.
Posted In: Haiyan, Yolando, typhoon 2013

Marvel's new super power: Growing the market

Marvel is diversifying its stable of superheroes with a new series featuring a teenage Muslim lead character.
Posted In: Marvel comics, DC comics, Ms. Marvel, Muslim, Islam, women, religion

The future of TV involves less ad money

Broadcast networks like CBS have found a new source of revenue in fees charged to cable companies, though consumers ultimately pick-up the added costs.
Posted In: cable TV, TV networks, CBS, NBC, abc

Blackberry is saved. No, it's dead. No, it's ...

The tentative takeover offer from BlackBerry’s largest shareholder for the company has collapsed.
Posted In: Blackberry, rim

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar plans new media company

The founder of eBay gets into the news business, even recruiting Glenn Greenwald, who brings with him a trove of unpublished security documents from Edward Snowden.
Posted In: journalism, glenn greenwald, ebay, news

Sanctions continue to hit Iranians in the pocketbook

As Iran prepares for nuclear talks in Geneva, the current international sanctions still impact everyday life in Iran.
Posted In: Iran sanctions, nuclear weapons

Mexicans guard oil wealth jealously

International experts view Mexico's oil industry as inefficient and in need of help.
Posted In: Mexico, Oil, Pemex

Mexican oil town not afraid of gringo invasion

Mexico's president has proposed shaking-up the state-run oil industry and allowing direct foreign investment. The idea is unpopular in much of Mexico, but it's a different story in the oil town of Ciudad del Carmen.
Posted In: Mexico, Oil, Ciudad del Carmen

Lean times bring slim pickings for diet food companies

Reports that Swiss food giant Nestle may be looking to sell off weight-loss company Jenny Craig have some pondering the future of diet food companies as online weight-loss apps proliferate and people balk at spending on specialty diet menus.
Posted In: Jenny Craig, FitBit, Nestle, diet

Kickstarter for your start-up: Finding accredited investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission changes its rules around crowdsourcing start-up companies.
Posted In: kickstarter, crowdsourcing, IPOs, crowdfunding, start-ups

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