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

Financial crisis profit-taking winds down -- for some

The layoffs at law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges show that some companies face a crisis now that the business of cleaning up the financial crisis is over.
Posted In: lawyers, madoff, financial crisis, Lehman Brothers

Part 2: Mexican border factories offer better benefits than your job

Two factories in Tijuana have been singled out as the best places to work in Mexico and can teach U.S. companies a thing or two about innovative employee benefits.
Posted In: Tijuana, Mexico, maquiladora

Mexican border factories offer better benefits than your job

Two factories in Tijuana have been singled out as the best places to work in Mexico and can teach U.S. companies a thing or two about innovative employee benefits.
Posted In: Tijuana, maquiladora, Mexico

Does new TV show stereotype Latinas?

The new TV show, "Devious Maids," is a soap opera aimed at a Hispanic audience, but some Latinos feel it trades in stereotypes.
Posted In: Devious Maids, Latino stereotype, maids, tv, Hispanic

City mayors back immigration reform

The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ supports immigration reform as a way to reduce city expenses and grow local economies.
Posted In: Immigration, Laredo, mayors, cities

Tijuana and San Diego try to move past the border

The two cities, long divided by a border fence, are now marketing themselves as a unified economic region.
Posted In: Tijuana, San Diego, Olympics, U.S. - Mexican border

Solar rises as an African energy alternative

Countries from central and east Africa gather to talk solar power as Africa emerges as a market for alternative energy.
Posted In: solar, Kenya, SolarReserve, Africa

The battle of trade for Latin America

What does it mean for Latin American economies to have the U.S. and China competing to sign trade deals?
Posted In: Latin America, China, natural gas, Xi Jinping

Friday furloughs mean less services

Thanks to sequestration, roughly 115,000 federal workers at the IRS, EPA, HUD and OMB get an unpaid holiday. Does anybody really notice that the offices are closed on the first day of the long Memorial Day weekend?
Posted In: furlough, IRS, HUD, sequestration, sequester, government

How hard is it to opt out of third party data collection?

A lot of businesses are buying so-called third party data to add to what they’re already collecting on you. Of course, they all say, “you can always opt out.”
Posted In: data, privacy, opt out

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