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.


Features by Jeff Tyler

Clear Channel's dilemma

The nation's largest operator of radio stations posted disappointing second quarter earnings Tuesday. It may be part of the company's strategy to compete in an increasingly crowded advertising market. Jeff Tyler reports.

Will BP's pipeline closure cost us?

Jeff Tyler looks at the possible economic ripple effects of BP's decision to temporarily shutter the largest oil field in the US.

Slower job growth . . . and no rate hike?

Job numbers out today pointed to higher unemployment rate and slower job growth. But the jury's still out on whether the Fed will raise interest rates again in August. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

You've got pink slips

Jeff Tyler looks at the likely fallout of AOL's announcement yesterday that it's going to cut more than a quarter of its workforce.
Posted In: Science

MTV quietly turns 25

The channel that popularized the music video turns 25 today, but don't expect any big celebration. Jeff Tyler tells us why

Cardboard box index is down

The men in brown are singing the blues today. UPS posted weaker-than-expected profits and led the Dow Transports Index down about 2%. Is it a bad sign for the broader economy? Jeff Tyler delivers this report.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

An 'Inconvenient' marketing opportunity

Producers of the global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" seize on the current heat wave as a marketing tool for the film. Jeff Tyler has the story.

Aer Lingus going public

The Irish parliament voted today to privatize its national airline. While US airlines are struggling, carriers abroad have been raking in the profits — especially Aer Lingus. So why let it go? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada

FOIA as business strategy

The Freedom of Information Act turns 40 today. It was intended as a tool for journalists to keep government honest — but businesses use it more than anyone. Jeff Tyler reports.

Orbitz travel service sold

The Internet firm Cendant sold its Orbitz travel booking site to the Blackstone Group for $4 billion. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports that Cendant's looking to keep its business simple.


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