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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

Wages up, productivity flat

The news today from the Labor Department grabbed Wall Street's attention. The numbers suggest companies may need to hire more employees and pay them more. What's it mean for the economy? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Happy holidays for retail sales?

Retail sales figures for October are due out today, and they're expected to be up. Jeff Tyler looks at what the news might mean heading into the holiday home stretch.

Skeptical of OPEC?

The oil cartel is expected today to implement its pledge to cut production in an attempt to boost falling crude prices. But as Jeff Tyler reports, the market isn't so sure OPEC will walk the talk.
Posted In: Canada

Even more fraud on Wall Street

The SEC is already investigating more than 100 companies for possible stock option backdating. Now it turns out that some executives may have also fudged exercise dates in order to avoid income taxes. Jeff Tyler explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

Coffee trademark dispute brewing

An anti-poverty group has launched a campaign to pressure Starbucks into signing a licensing deal with Ethiopia, but even some of the coffee giant's biggest critics are siding with the company. Jeff Tyler explains.
Posted In: Canada

JetBlue decelerates

Discount airline JetBlue today reported flat quarterly earnings and announced it would scale back expansion plans. So why did shares take off? Jeff Tyler explains why slow growth sounds good on Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street

Skilling sentence comes down today

Former Enron CEO Jeffry Skilling faces at least 20 years in prison for his role in the company's collapse when he is sentenced today for fraud and conspiracy. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime

Big beer pimpin' Jay-Z

Brewer Anheuser-Busch has tapped rapper Jay-Z to help market its new Bud Select brand beer. And he's going to be involved as more than just a celebrity frontman, Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Gas prices headed back up?

Members of the powerful oil cartel are expected to authorize production cuts to boost oil prices today when they meet today. Jeff Tyler takes a look at how that could impact the U.S. economy and consumers at the pump.
Posted In: Economy

Big drop in wholesale inflation — sort of

Economic data out today says wholesale prices dropped more than expected last month because of cheaper fuel. But it also suggests that inflation might be on the rise. So where's the economy headed? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy

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