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

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

Is Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria the most hated man in baseball?

After building a new stadium with the help of tax-payer money, the owner of the Miami Marlins trades high-priced players at the expense of fan loyalty.
Posted In: Miami Marlins, Jeffrey Loria, baseball

Immigrants get creative to survive without credit

America runs on credit. But undocumented immigrants generally can't access traditional loans, forcing them to think like entrepreneurs to raise cash.
Posted In: undocumented immigrant, credit, crochet

How to build a strong economy? Architecture jobs

The government's report showed a mild improvement in the overall unemployment rate for February, but some professionals find the path to a job leads back to school.
Posted In: Unemployment, vocational schools, architect

Everyone pays the high cost of diabetes

New research says diabetes cost the nation a record $245 billion in 2012, up more than 40 percent in the past five years.
Posted In: diabetes, American Diabetes Association, obesity, disease

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