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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

Apple profits come close to oil company earnings

Apple posted record earnings for the last quarter, and the only company to make more is in a whole different industry.
Posted In: apple, iPhone, Earnings

The trouble with Apple's success

Apple's record quarterly profits come with a few setbacks for the maker of the iPhone.
Posted In: apple, cell phone, networks, iPhone

How Mitt Romney's tax rate stacks up

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has finally released his tax returns. How does he compare to the average millionaire, and the average American?
Posted In: 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney, Taxes

Martha Stewart sued by Macy's over JCPenney deal

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is being sued by Macy's. The department store says its exclusive agreement to sell a line of Stewart's merchandise was violated when Stewart announced a deal with JCPenney.
Posted In: Martha Stewart

What millionaires pay in taxes

Mitt Romney has revealed his tax returns, but how does that compare to others who earn around the same amount of money?
Posted In: Taxes, millionaire, Mitt Romney

BlackBerry lags behind as CEOs step down

Research In Motion, the maker of BlackBerry phones, has lost a huge part of its share in the smartphone market.
Posted In: Blackberry, technology, smartphones

Analysts: The future of BlackBerry is corporate users

New CEO says company is "evolving" but won't change in a dramatic way despite the fact that BlackBerry phones account for only one in 20 new smartphones purchased today.
Posted In: Blackberry, Research in Motion

Confessions of a data addict

Smartphone users download, stream and connect beyond their limits -- and there are no signs of slowing down.
Posted In: smartphones, data plans

Doing the numbers on smartphone data

AT&T offers heftier data plans -- but they'll cost you.
Posted In: data plans, smartphone

Stop Online Piracy Act may be stopped

Congress could abandon legislation aimed at curbing online piracy amid a battle between Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
Posted In: SOPA, Stop Online Piracy Act

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