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

How do delivery services like Grubhub and Seamless make a profit?

Two of the biggest restaurant takeout services, Grubhub and Seamless, will merge. A look at exactly how their business works, and how individual restaurants factor in.
Posted In: Grubhub, Seamless, delivery services, Food

African-Americans allege labor discrimination in Chicago

African-American men in Chicago say some temp firms discriminate against them and prefer to hire Latino immigrants.
Posted In: temp work, discrimination, African American, latino

Could another flash crash strike the stock market?

On the two-year anniversary of the 'flash crash,' market watchers wonder if automated trading could lead to another meltdown.
Posted In: flash crash, automated trading

Report estimates 260,000 died in Somalia famine

Critics have blamed the U.N. for not reacting faster to the 2011 famine in Somalia because the international community feared that relief would be confiscated by Islamic militants.
Posted In: Somalia, famine, draught, UN

Undocumented workers pay special fees

Undocumented workers are vulnerable to exploitation and often get nickeled and dimed as a result of their status.
Posted In: undocumented, immigrant, Chicago

Major American companies benefit from undocumented workers

Major American brands and some of the country's largest temp staffing companies profit from undocumented workers while keeping them at arm's length.
Posted In: undocumented, Chicago, temporary staffing

Going for a ride with Chicago's 'raiteros'

Underground labor brokers in Chicago exploit undocumented Latino workers who need rides to warehouse jobs in the suburbs.
Posted In: temp work, undocumented, immigrant, Chicago, raiteros

PODCAST: Behind the reporting of our special investigation on 'raiteros'

Go behind the scenes of our investigation into Chicago's underworld of labor brokers, known as "raiteros," who charge workers fees, pushing their pay below minimum wage.
Posted In: raiteros, Immigration, Chicago

America's tallest structure would generate power

A Maryland energy company wants to build the world's third-tallest structure to generate downdraft power in the Arizona desert.
Posted In: wind power, nuclear, clean energy

African economies finally get some respect

President Obama is scheduled to meet with the leaders of four African nations at the White House. On the agenda: Democracy and opportunities to expand trade and investment.
Posted In: Africa, China, Senegal

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