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

Leaving Chad hanging

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.
Posted In: Canada

The casino that ate Las Vegas?

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.

Alito TV spots

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.

Lousy tech

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.

IMF tears up IOUs

The International Monetary Fund today agreed to write off $3.3 billion owed to it by 19 of the world's poorest countries. Forgiving that much debt may be good for those countries, but what about the IMF? Jeff Tyler says the fund is a victim of its own success.
Posted In: Canada

Qualifying for debt forgiveness

Next week, the IMF will approve or deny requests from several poor nations for debt cancellation. But as Jeff Tyler reports, some of the countries that won't get their loans cancelled should qualify for cancellation.
Posted In: Canada

Easing poverty with PCs

Officials have expanded to other states a New Jersey pilot program that helps poor, single mothers find better jobs by giving them free computers and free computer training. Jeff Tyler reports.

UN corruption treaty

An international treaty to combat corruption goes into effect today. Jeff Tyler looks at just how effective it's expected to be.

The myth of Black Friday

Everyone knows the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the year. Or is it? Jeff Tyler has more.

This is not your FBI

The real FBI is warning computer users against an e-mail fraud perpetuated by bad guys masquerading as the federal law enforcement agency. Jeff Tyler reports.


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