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

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

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

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