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.
Spanish-language TV network Univision may be for sale. Many corporate suitors could be interested, including Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and Time Warner. Jeff Tyler reports.
A national retail group has challenged a new Maryland law that requires large employers like Wal-Mart to provide health coverage for workers. Jeff Tyler has more.
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Chocolate makers are trying to replicate the success of Fair Trade coffee by coming up with a system to tell consumers that their chocolate has been produced ethically. Jeff Tyler has the story.
The service workers union SEIU announced the winner of a novel contest to find the best idea "since sliced bread" to help improve the lives of working men and women. More than 22,000 ideas were submitted. Jeff Tyler tells us which one took the $100,000 first prize.
With one day left, January 2006 is expected to go down in the books as one of the warmest Januarys on record. Jeff Tyler looks at what impact the abnormal temperatures have had on snow-dependent businesses.
President Bush has decried the fact that a government worker went to the media with details about his domestic spying program. But as Jeff Tyler reports, workers at government intelligence agencies have little recourse if they want to "blow the whistle" on questionable practices.
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Today World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz put the stop on loans to Chad, saying that the African country changed an oil law and broke an agreement with the Bank. Jeff Tyler explains the details.
Today, plans were unveiled for a $4 billion Las Vegas hotel and casino development. It will include 4 new hotels with over 5,000 rooms. Sin City is known for excess, but have speculators finally gone too far? Jeff Tyler reports.
Supporters and opponents of the confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court are pouring millions into TV advertising campaigns. Jeff Tyler has more.
Have electronic gadgets become too sophisticated? Seems like every hi-tech feature on a new smart phone comes at the expense of an hour-long phone call to technical support. And that's where most companies drop the ball. Surveys show that most consumers generally think customer service needs improvement. And as Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports, poor service can translate into poor sales.