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Jennifer Collins is a reporter for the Marketplace portfolio of programs.  She is based in Los Angeles, where she covers media, retail, the entertainment industry and the West Coast.

Collins joined Marketplace in 2007 as an assistant producer and spent an additional two-and-a-half years directing and producing Marketplace Morning Report.

Collins likes the challenge of preparing for an interview, the thrill of a good conversation and the pleasure of learning something new every day.

Prior to Marketplace, Collins reported for newspapers in Ore., Ala. and Cambodia.

Collins received her bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, receiving honors in radio. She speaks some Spanish, French, Khmer and Arabic.

A native of Samish Island, Wash., (where Collins drove a farming combine for three summers in high school, harvesting peas) she currently lives in Los Angeles where she can be found scrambling up hillsides and running through the streets, as well as showing movies in her backyard for her neighbors in Hollywood.

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Features by Jennifer Collins

Making art affordable

Home decor businesses are following the fashion world's example, finding artists who'll mass produce their works and sell them in retail stores for a fraction of the cost.
Posted In: fashion, art, home decor, decoration, artists, discount

How Facebook could grow its business

Now that it has gone public, will Facebook start buying up other startups to grow?
Posted In: Facebook, IPO

Amazon's slow burn, courtesy of the Kindle Fire

The massive e-retailer reports less-that-stellar earnings as it struggles to turn its Kindle Fire from a loss to a profit.
Posted In: Amazon, Kindle, kindle fire

Campaign contributions go mobile

Armed with a smartphone and a special app from Square, fundraisers can collect credit card donations on the spot.
Posted In: smartphone, app, Square, campaign contributions

Big email companies and online bankers fight phishing

Tech companies Google, Yahoo, Microsoft are teaming up with financial institutions to launch a project to stem the tide of email phishing or malicious spam offers flooding inboxes and destroying trust in email.
Posted In: spam, email

Twitter may block tweets in certain countries

The social networking site has just announced it will block tweets in certain countries that violate laws or bans on speech in certain countries.
Posted In: Arab Spring, Twitter, censorship

WellPoint announces plan to boost doctor pay

The health insurer WellPoint today announced a plan to pay primary care doctors as much as 10 percent more, with the hope of reducing the overall cost of health care.
Posted In: WellPoint, doctor, Health, health care

Twitter has censor to selectively block tweets

The social media company says the technology will help individual countries block tweets that might go against local laws.
Posted In: Twitter, China

Netflix regaining subscribers after fleeing last year

A failed attempt to split Netflix into separate streaming and DVD-by-mail businesses meant a loss of tons of subscribers. Now the company is gaining them back.
Posted In: netflix

Are Netflix subscriber numbers here to stay?

Netflix announced hundreds of thousands of new subscribers during the last months of 2011. But are they all in it for the long haul?
Posted In: netflix, streaming, DVD, technology

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