6:58am

Thu August 11, 2011
Around the Nation

Chad Ochocinco Wants To Be A Fan's Houseguest

Football wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is new to the New England Patriots. The former Cincinnati player hasn't found a permanent home. So he told reporters he intends to spend the first few weeks of the season living with a football fan. The fan must have the Internet and Xbox.

6:49am

Thu August 11, 2011
Strange News

Balloon Dresses Are Time Sensitive

A Japanese balloon artist has twisted hundreds of balloons into transparent minidresses. An English artist wove 5,000 into a dress inspired by Kate Middleton's wedding gown. The latex creations can only be worn once — after 24 hours, the balloons start to deflate.

6:44am

Thu August 11, 2011
Business

Is There A Band Width Shortage?

Movie and video streaming are Internet gas guzzlers. They account for a huge growing amount of traffic on the Internet, and service providers are struggling to keep up with demand. CNET Senior Writer Maggie Reardon talks to Steve Inskeep about whether consumers are facing a bandwidth shortage.

6:35am

Thu August 11, 2011
Europe

Massive Police Presence Helps Quell British Riots

The streets of London and other British cities were mostly quiet Wednesday night amid a massive police presence that has helped stop the wave of violence and looting that's wracked Britain since the weekend. Courts there worked through the night to process some of those arrested. Parliament is meeting for an emergency session after Prime Minister David Cameron recalled members from their summer break.

6:31am

Thu August 11, 2011
Politics

Congress Fills Seats On Bipartisan Debt Committee

Congressional leaders have announced their appointments to the so-called "supercommittee." The panel's job is to find deeper deficit reductions and a long-term plan for the federal government's spending.

4:00am

Thu August 11, 2011
Sports

NCAA Devises Rescue Plan For Tarnished Sports Programs

Ohio State, Auburn, USC — the NCAA has been faced with violations at a number of big-time college sports programs. NPR's Tom Goldman reports on efforts to remake the enforcement system.

4:00am

Thu August 11, 2011
Economy

France Snared In Debt Crisis Crossfire

Investors have been witnessing big swings on Wall Street as well as Asian and European exchanges. And now France is the latest country caught up in the debt crisis plaguing Europe and the United States. Jonathan Loynes, the chief European economist at Capital Economics in London, talks to Steve Inskeep about the latest financial market movers.

4:00am

Thu August 11, 2011
Business

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

4:00am

Thu August 11, 2011
NPR Story

The Last Word In Business

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Thu August 11, 2011
NPR Story

'Hidden Billionaires' Profiles Under-The-Radar Rich

Bloomberg Markets Matthew Miller spent months scouring the globe for billionaires who control big parts of the economy, yet have managed to fly under the radar. He talks to Renee Montagne about his article "Hidden Billionaires."

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