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.
Hollywood Madame Heidi Fleiss has announced Nevada's first bordello that caters to women. Jeff Tyler reports.
Lately, ad dollars have been flowing away from network television and toward the Internet. Madison Avenue types wonder if TV ads are worth it. So network execs held a press conference to calm nerves. Jeff Tyler reports.
Senators from both side of the aisle unveil a new bill today aimed at, in part, increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles on US roads. Jeff Tyler reports.
As more people find ways to skip over commercials, product placement in TV shows has become increasingly appealing to advertisers. Today, a coalition of writers and actors denounced the practice. Jeff Tyler reports.
Nissan plans to move its US headquarters from suburban Los Angeles to Tennessee in what it calls a cost-cutting move. But many current employees are loath to relocate. Jeff Tyler reports.
Today is Veterans Day, and Jeff Tyler checks in on the economic status of the nation's retired warriors.
Iraq oil minister Ahmad Chalabi is back in Washington asking for help to secure Iraq's oil infrastructure. But what ever happened to the idea that Iraqi oil revenue would offset the cost of the war for the US? Jeff Tyler reports.
Blockbuster is expected to report a third quarter loss today. Efforts to adjust its brick-and-mortar business model to compete with on-line DVD distribution don't appear to be working. Jeff Tyler reports.
Western donors have been slow to contribute to Muslim charities, in part due to fear the money might ultimately wind up in the hands of terrorists. Jeff Tyler reports.
General Motors has reached a tentative deal with the United Auto Workers. The union has agreed to reductions in health care benefits in order to stem the carmaker's ongoing losses. Amy Scott reports.