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

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

Port wars heat up as East Coast raises the bar

East Coast ports are upgrading their infrastructure to accommodate increased freight expected after the 2015 expansion of the Panama Canal. West Coast ports have to ship up in order to compete.
Posted In: shipping ports, Panama Canal, cargo, transport

Jordan hosts Syrian refugees but feels the strain

Millions of Syrian refugees have fled into Jordan and the economic strain may be proving to be too much for the host country.
Posted In: syria, refugees, Zataari, international aid

Detroit City employees brace as judge mulls pension cuts

Today, a US district court considers Detroit's request for bankruptcy protection.
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy, San Bernardino

Sports contracts can pay more when they pay later

Two of the most admired and notorious deals in pro sports involve postponing payments in return for bigger paychecks.
Posted In: ABA, NBA, Spirits of St. Louis, Bobby Bonilla, Sports

Michael Keaton, George Clooney and the 'Batfleck'

Everybody has their capes in a twist over Ben Affleck as the new Dark Knight. But the franchise is like the superhero himself. It always wins.
Posted In: Batman, Dark Knight, Val Kilmer, Catwoman

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