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: shipping ports, Panama Canal, cargo, transport
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: syria, refugees, Zataari, international aid
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: Detroit, bankruptcy, San Bernardino
Today, a US district court considers Detroit's request for bankruptcy protection.
Posted In: ABA, NBA, Spirits of St. Louis, Bobby Bonilla, Sports
Two of the most admired and notorious deals in pro sports involve postponing payments in return for bigger paychecks.
Posted In: Batman, Dark Knight, Val Kilmer, Catwoman
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: Goldman Sachs, Wall Street
A trading error on Goldman Sach's options desk shows mistakes still happen, despite all the computers.
Posted In: NBC, soccer, English Premier League, Sports
This Saturday, NBC will start broadcasting English Premier League games, having paid $250 million for the privilege. But will it catch on with Americans?
Posted In: Immigration, Bakersfield, ag biz
Thousands of farm workers marched today in favor of promptly legalizing undocumented immigrants. Some farmers, however, want to hold out for a better deal.
Posted In: Immigration, immigration reform
Activists on both sides of the immigration debate use the Congressional recess to pressure lawmakers.
Posted In: Housing, real estate, flipping, housing market
A new report explores the uptick in speculative home flipping -- though the geography of flipping has, well, flipped.