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.
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.
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.
When foster children turn 18, states are no longer responsible for their well-being. In places such as Los Angeles County, more than half are homeless within six months of aging out of foster care. Jeff Tyler reports.
A forecast out yesterday predicts double-digit growth for microchip sales by next year, but higher sales don't automatically translate into higher profits. Jeff Tyler reports.
Twentieth Century Fox is releasing "The Omen" tomorrow, tied to the 6/6/06 date it has used to market the horror film. But opening a movie on a Tuesday can be scary for the box office. Will it work? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Washington
The House is expected to vote on a Senate bill this week to hike indecency fines for broadcasters tenfold. But broadcasters are ready to do battle. Jeff Tyler reports.
Some folks fawn over their yard like it's a member of the family. In fact, Americans spend millions to grow the perfect blade. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Health
Despite tight budgets, politicians are throwing money at courts that provide rehabilitation for drug offenders. Jeff Tyler travels to Orange County, Calif., to find out if it's money well spent.
Against the backdrop of layoffs and slumping sales figures, the US auto industry has begun providing money to retired auto workers to tout the economic benefits of buying American-made cars. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Science
Internet auctions have delivered good business for eBay. So could a similar online system be used to buy and sell TV advertising? Some Fortune 500 executives think so. Jeff Tyler explains.