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

Auctioning TV ad buys

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.
Posted In: Science

eBay meets TV advertising

Efforts are underway to replace the age-old "upfront market" for TV advertising with an eBay-inspired system in which marketers would bid online to place ads on different networks and time slots. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Science

High-end computer maker hits bottom

Silicon Graphics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. Its super-fast computers were once used to make special effects for blockbuster movies, but the increasing power of cheaper computers has put a crimp on sales. Jeff Tyler explains.
Posted In: Science

Rockin' in the free world

Warner Brothers is scheduled to release a CD of protest songs by Neil Young today, weeks earlier than originally planned, possibly because Young was giving the songs away on his Web site. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Science

Unlikely allies in immigration fight

The Minutemen vigilante group thinks it has found an ally in its anti-immigration campaign — the African-American community. Jeff Tyler looks at how this odd couple of politics is fighting back.

Faking the count

One way the FCC monitors content on public airwaves is fielding complaints from listeners and viewers. But while many are genuine, a lot of complaints are actually generated by fake grassroots campaigns attempting to influence decision makers. Jeff Tyler reports.

Ali sells himself

Muhammad Ali has sold four-fifths of all of his licensing rights. CKX Inc. purchased the majority stake in Ali's name, image, and likeness for $50 million in cash. The deal pairs Ali with Elvis Presley, another iconic image and name owned by CKX. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Sports

Summer gasoline prices expected to rise

The Department of Energy releases its outlook for summer gasoline prices today, and motorists had better prepare for some bad news. Jeff Tyler reports.

Immigration rallies today

The debate over immigration policy moves from the halls of Congress to the streets today where thousands are expected to rally for immigration rights in cities across the country. Jeff Tyler has more.

Recognizing drug courts' success

In Washington today, an event to celebrate the success of the nation's drug courts -- and to elbow the folks in Congress who slashed the program's funding last year. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Washington

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