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.
Posted In: temp work, undocumented, immigrant, Chicago, raiteros
Underground labor brokers in Chicago exploit undocumented Latino workers who need rides to warehouse jobs in the suburbs.
Posted In: raiteros, Immigration, Chicago
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: wind power, nuclear, clean energy
A Maryland energy company wants to build the world's third-tallest structure to generate downdraft power in the Arizona desert.
Posted In: Africa, China, Senegal
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: Miami Marlins, Jeffrey Loria, 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: undocumented immigrant, credit, crochet
America runs on credit. But undocumented immigrants generally can't access traditional loans, forcing them to think like entrepreneurs to raise cash.
Posted In: Unemployment, vocational schools, architect
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: diabetes, American Diabetes Association, obesity, disease
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: venezuela, hugo chavez, poor
Controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died yesterday leaving a nation divided over the wisdom of his policies. Both critics and supporters agree that he has changed the role of the poor in Venezuela.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, sequester, Indiana
When state unemployment benefits run out, federal long-term unemployment payments kick in. But sequester budget cuts could reduce those payments, putting the squeeze on those who can least afford it.