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Opening Bell News Block

The Opening Bell News Block is a look at the latest consumer and business news to start you day.
  • Friday, January 20th
  • Capital in Full Swing for Trump's Inauguration

    16:34
    In today's Opening Bell Report, Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane talk to WCBS reporter Marla Diamond in the capital as the city kicks into gear for Donald Trump's inauguration. Joe Connolly tells us what business lessons we can learn from movies, and Brad Heller reveals a new sponsor for Major League Soccer.
  • Thursday, January 19th
  • Trump Cabinet Nominees Challenged in Senate Hearings

    13:03
    In today's Opening Bell Report, Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane discuss the challenges faced by President-Elect Donald Trump's cabinet nominees in their Senate confirmation hearings. In the business of sports, Brad Heller says it's the beginning of the end for Nike's sleeved NBA jerseys. With his morning joe, Joe Connolly explains how we should measure Trump's impact on the economy.
  • Wednesday, January 18th
  • The Economic Impact of Trump's Cabinet

    12:37
    In today's Opening Bell Report, Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane look at the economic impact of President Elect Trump's Cabinet, plus Jerry Seinfeld switches streams and Joe Connolly tells us how to tell your boss you work too much.
  • Tuesday, January 17th
  • More Jobs at GM

    11:41
    In today's Opening Bell Report Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss how GM plans to bring back more than 1,000 workers, Trump defends another cabinet selcetion, and why is Steph Curry ok with only being the fourth highest paid player on his team.
  • Friday, January 13th
  • Donald Trump's Positive/ Negative Effect on Business

    18:50
    On this WCBS Opening Bell Report Wayne Cabot & Paul Murnane discuss December retail sales. Fiat Chrysler is in trouble. The U.S. government accuses Fiat of outfitting some of its diesel vehicles with software to help it cheat on emissions tests. French automaker Renault is also under investigation in France on suspicion of fraud. In our Morning Joe we discuss the pluses and minuses of Donald Trump for business and in The Business of Sports a former number one tennis player talks about the business lessons she learned from her dad.
  • Thursday, January 12th
  • The Ethics of Trump's Business Empire

    14:06
    In today's Opening Bell Report, Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane discuss the Nation's Ethics Chief's concerns about President-elect Trump's plans to separate himself from his business empire, and why others think Trump's plans are acceptable to most Americans. For the Morning Joe, Joe Connolly explores the growing popularity of coworking spaces. And, in the Business of Sports, Brad Heller has the latest on the Chargers' move to Los Angeles.
  • Wednesday, January 11th
  • Trump Denounces Leaked Intelligence Report

    12:26
    In today's Opening Bell Report, Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane discuss President-Elect Donald Trump's responses to an unsubstantiated intelligence report leaked by Buzzfeed and CNN. Joe Connolly tells us how the job market will be affected by recent high rates of job switches. And, in the Business of Sports, Brad Heller previews a new professional football league for college-aged players.
  • Tuesday, January 10th
  • Changes At Yahoo

    11:39
    In today's Opening Bell Report, Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss Yahoo's changing its brand, find out what's the car of the year, raising a child costs a lot of money, even more if you live in a certain area, the world's biggest sporting event will be getting bigger.
  • Monday, January 9th
  • Awarding the Final 2016 Jobs Report

    12:09
    For today's Opening Bell Report, Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss President Obama's final 2016 jobs report, VW sees another employee arrested, Detroit's auto show, there are 9 ways to watch tonight's Alabama vs. Clemson game, choose one. 
  • Friday, January 6th
  • More Jobs, Bigger Paychecks

    13:57
    Today on the WCBS Opening Bell Report, employers added 156,000 new jobs last month and wages posted their biggest gain in 7 years. Gas price protests in Mexico turn deadly. In our Morning Joe, the future of malls. And in the business of sports, an NFL kicker is getting paid by three teams this season.
  • Thursday, January 5th
  • Republicans Vote to Repeal Obamacare

    09:23
    In today's Opening Bell Report with Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane: Paul and Wayne discuss the the beginnings of the repeal process for the Affordable Care Act, Joe Connolly explains how the automotive industry is responding to another year of record sales, and Brad Heller brings us the latest on a partnership between Twitter and the PGA.
  • Tuesday, January 3rd
  • The New Congress Steps In

    13:40
    Today on the WCBS Opening Bell Report, House republicans plan to scrap an independent ethics office. State investigators in New York are making sure business comply with new minimum wage laws. Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make city and state universities free for low income students. And in our Morning Joe, a glimpse of future commuting.
  • Thursday, December 29th, 2016
  • The Dow is On the Decline & Actress Debbie Reynolds Dies Day After Losing Daughter Carrie Fisher

    08:54
    Coming up on this episode of WCBS' Opening Bell Report Paul Murnane takes a look at the Dow Jones. Enthusiasm wanes for the Dow after Wednesday's decline of more than 100 points.  We learn more about the final minutes of the life of Debbie Reynolds from her son.  And Donald Trump announces thousands of jobs are returning to two U.S. companies.
  • Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
  • Easing Trump Gridlock

    12:38
    On the WCBS Opening Bell Report, gridlock around Trump Tower is lightened and business owners rejoice. Donald Trump's vow to replace Obamacare has the head of a major healthcare network saying there are some parts of it worth keeping. CBS News Correspondent Jamie Yuccas takes a look at Carrie Fisher's personal struggles with mental illness.
  • Friday, December 23rd, 2016
  • Christmas Market Suspect Shot Dead

    12:04
    In today's edition of the Opening Bell report Paul Murnane talks about the shootout in Italy that left the Berlin market suspect dead, passengers and crew aboard a hijacked airplane in Malta have been released, and if you're heading out of town the word of the day is patience.
  • Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
  • Your Christmas Gifts Are in the Mail & the Uber Self-Driving Cars Debate Rages On

    10:36
    Coming up this half hour on the WCBS Opening Bell Report Paul Murnane & Deborah Rodriguez discuss the top stories happening around the country.  Uber pulls its self-driving cars from California roads.  The anti-LGBT bathroom law remains in effect in North Carolina and UPS workers are in overdrive this holiday season.  In sports, an eagle-eyed fan keeps winning a ticket giveaway contest.  This time snagging tickets to the big Giants-Eagles game Thursday night.
  • Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
  • Obama Bans Offshore Drilling

    14:36
    In today's Opening Bell Report with Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane: President Barack Obama turns to an obscure law to block offshore drilling in the Arctic and off the U.S. Atlantic coast, and North Carolina may reverse its controversial "bathroom law." Joe Connolly tells us about the next great real estate markets in New York City, and Brad Heller gives the lowdown on Costco's sold-out golf balls.
  • Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
  • Stew Leonard's Keys to Success

    14:02
    In today's edition of the Opening Bell Report with Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane: Stew Leonard joins Paul, Wayne, and Joe Connolly to talk about his his iconic ads and how his dairy store, the world's largest, has thrived amongst changing trends. And, in the business of sports, Brad Heller discusses how a football celebration spread holiday cheer for the Salvation Army
  • Monday, December 19th, 2016
  • 2016 Year in Review on Wall Street

    12:03
    Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane are joined by CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger to look back on all the highs and lows on Wall Street in 2016.  Plus, Greg David from Crain's joins the show to look ahead to 2017 and what a Trump Administration will mean for NYC and Wall Street.
  • Thursday, December 15th, 2016
  • A Peace Offering from Former Foes

    11:30
    For today's Opening Bell report Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane discuss a peace offering made from Donald Trump to leaders of the tech world, another hack at Yahoo, the NBA and the players union have reached an agreement to prevent a work stoppage, and what gifts we need to avoid buying this season. 
  • Monday, December 12th, 2016
  • Raise The Rates

    11:31
    In the opening Bell Report for today Wayne Cabot and Deborah Rodriguez find out why the feds expect to raise the intereset rates, Boeing will do buisness in Iran, Trump's words cause Lockheed Martin stock to drop, businesses near Trump Tower are feeling the effects of tightened security, and will we see live commercials during the Super Bowl?
  • Friday, December 9th, 2016
  • Trump Names Controversial Labor Secretary

    12:29
    In today's Opening Bell Report with Paul Murnane: Andrew Puzder, President-Elect Trump's pick for Labor Secretary, worries the labor force; the C.E.O. of Coca-Cola will be stepping down; and cell phones may make their debut on airplanes. Joe Connolly explains why so many Americans are unhappy with the economy. And, in the Business of Sports, Brad Heller says the NFL will bring more games to London next year.
  • Thursday, December 8th, 2016
  • No Money for You

    12:01
    In today's edition of the Opening Bell Report Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane talk about Congress' decision to not give NYC the money it requested to protect the new president, Trump goes on the offensive against a union leader who criticized his Carrier plan, Mr. Trump's choice to head the E.P.A. is a climate denier, and find out what former NFL star has taken on anew role as Santa Claus.
  • Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
  • Trump Battles Boeing

    13:36
    President elect Trump takes on Boeing over the cost of the next batch of presidential planes. Bain and Company is the best place to work in the U.S. according to a new survey. The MTA will soon finish installing cell phone and wifi service at underground subway stations. In the business of sports, the NHL reveals the location of its new digs in midtown.
  • Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
  • New Legislation Seeks a Fair Workweek for Fastfood Workers

    13:43
    A new bill will make fast food companies tell their workers in advance when, where and how long they will work. Amazon tests a new grocery store with no checkout lines. In our Morning Joe, what to do about fake news. And in the business of sports, why LeBron James will stay at a different hotel when Cleveland comes to New York.
  • Monday, December 5th, 2016
  • Shakeup In Italy

    11:47
    On today's Opening Bell report Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss the implications of Italy's P.M. resignation, Dr. Carson is tapped to be the new secretary of H.U.D., and why are the new uniforms for American Airlines' employess making them sick?
  • Friday, December 2nd, 2016
  • A 9 Year Low for the Unemployment Rate

    13:48
    178,000 jobs were added to the workforce last month. Ford recalls over 700,000 vehicles for seat belt issues. Donald Trump issues a warning to companies thinking of leaving the U.S. And in the business of sports, could the Charges move to L.A.?
  • Thursday, December 1st, 2016
  • Make-A-Wish...for Employees

    13:14
    In today's Opening Bell Report with Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane: President-Elect Trump goes to Indianapolis to celebrate his deal to keep 1,000 jobs in the United States, a company with its very own make-a-wish program, changes in the New York economy, and the MLB narrowly avoids a lockout.
  • Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
  • Trump to Leave Business for Presidency

    12:32
    In today's Opening Bell Report with Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane: President-Elect Trump says he will be leaving his business to focus on the presidency, Steve Mnuchin will be the next Treasury Secretary, and the FDA has agreed to trials testing ecstasy as a treatment for PTSD. For the Morning Joe, Joe Connolly explores the changing landscape of online customer reviews. In the Business of Sports, Brad Heller introduces Addidas's new attraction-filled flagship store in New York City.
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
  • More Airlines Flying to Cuba

    14:02
    In today's edition of the Opening Bell Report with Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane: United Airlines launches its first direct flight from Newark to Havana, Donald Trump picks an outspoken Obamacare critic as Health Secretary, how retailers keep up security on Cyber Monday, and Joe Connolly dispels five myths about finding a new job.
  • Monday, November 28th, 2016
  • Shop til You Drop

    11:52
    Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane discuss what's ahead for the the mega shopping day known as Cyber Monday, Jet Blue flights to Havana, and will the NFL do away with Thursday Night Football?
  • Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
  • Road To Thanksgiving

    12:41
    In today's edition of the Opening Bell Report with Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane: low gas prices have millions taking to the road this Thanksgiving weekend, a promising alzheimer's treatment fails a large clinical study, medicare benificiaries could spend more than half of their income on cancer treatments, and a baseball lockout is possible unless a deal is reached next week.
  • Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
  • Holiday Rush is Underway

    06:50
    In today's Opening Bell report Paul Murnane talks about how the TSA plans to handle the early Thanksgiving holiday getaway, the effect of Japan's recent earthquake on Asian markets, Dr. Pepper is looking to make a big purchase, and Amazon will be getting in the business of live sports broadcasts.
  • Thursday, November 17th, 2016
  • Golfing in The Boogie Down

    12:52
    In today's edition of the Opening Bell Report, WCBS anchors Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane discusses the meeting between the secret service and the NYPD in regards to traffic on 5th Ave. Also, Trump wants to build a golf course in the Bronx and a Facebook report reveals that users are more likely to share a fake post about presidential candidates vs real ones. On the Morning Joe, Joe Connolly delivers more post election news.
  • Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
  • Snapchat is Going Public

    10:49
    Donald Trump goes after the New Times again. Snapchat files for an IPO. United Airlines announces a low cost ticket option. In our Morning Joe, IBM's advice for President Elect Trump. And in the business of sports, a big announcement regarding soccer jerseys.
  • Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
  • Bolt Through Thanksgiving

    13:17
    In today's edition of the Opening Bell, WCBS anchors Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss how to beat the millions of people who will be traveling for the holiday as well as the hourly rate increasing at a peak that hasn't been seen in 7 years. The Chevy Bolt EV has been named the Car of The Year and there's a new federal rule for electric cars on the road. On the Morning Joe, Joe Connolly discusses a task that president-elect Donald Trump is accomplishing that someone else may not be able to. Finally, Brad Heller gives the latest in the Business in Sports. ESPN seems to be having the worst month ever.
  • Thursday, November 10th, 2016
  • The Stocks Are Rising

    12:12
    In today's edition of the Opening Bell Report, WCBS anchors Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane discusses a hearing in regards to Trump University, the latest with New Jersey and more. On the Morning Joe, Joe Connolly discusses the rise of stocks. Finally, in the Business of Sports, Brad Heller talks about Red Bull looking to add another team to their soccer pool, Robert Manfred may changes some rules for "pace of play" and more.
  • Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
  • Election Aftermath

    14:52
    In today's edition of the Opening Bell Report, WCBS anchors Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane discuss the aftermath of the presidential election, NJ voters' decision on casinos being built and spending gas tax money on transportation. On the Morning Joe, Joe Connolly talks about the latest in the economy. Finally, in the Business of Sports, Brad Heller confirms the fate of two stadiums. One will be built and the other will be moved.
  • Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
  • The Time Is Now!

    13:50
    In today's edition of the Opening Bell Report, Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss the latest on Election Day, where Hillary Clinton voted, where Donald Trump plans to vote and more. For the Morning Joe, Joe Connolly talks about salaries increasing for some people according to economic reports. Finally, in the Business of Sports, Brad Heller discusses the fate of two stadiums. One in Texas and the other in San Diego.
  • Monday, November 7th, 2016
  • Clinton Leads by 4 Points in Polls One Day before Election

    12:02
    In today's edition of The Opening Bell report, Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss the last CBS News poll before the election, in which Hillary Clinton has a four point lead over Donald Trump. Stock markets soar after the FBI finds no evidence against Clinton in its investigation of recently discovered emails. For the Morning Joe, Joe Connolly talks about two economic indicators that are contradicting each other. In the Business of Sports, Gordon Damer discusses the next moves for the Mets.
  • Friday, November 4th, 2016
  • 161,000 Jobs Added in October

    12:48
    In today's edition of The Opening Bell report, Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss the 161,000 jobs added last month, Dick Clark Productions' new owner, Megyn Kelly's allegations against former boss Roger Ailes, aand the new Ebony Power 100 list. Also, a website of sleep-inducing videos, Joe Connolly talks about this week's quarterly profits report, and Brad Heller discusses a baseball worth three million dollars.
  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
  • The Race for the White House is Neck & Neck

    11:39
    Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane talk to CBS Correspondent Steven Portnoy about the head-to-head race for the presidency. Can you re-vote? Some states say yes, you can. The Federal Reserves will keep interest rates where they are at leat until the election. And find out what's been the one gnawing problem of an otherwise exciting World Series.
  • Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
  • Gas Tax Spending

    11:15
    In today's edition of The Opening Bell report, Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot talk about how N.J. residents can spend the money from the recent gas tax increase, Amazon's Black Friday is actually today, complaint calls about NYC restaurants reach a record high, and one NFL player doubles his income by not spending.
  • Friday, October 28th, 2016
  • Man On The Bridge

    14:49
    In this edition of the Opening Bell Report, Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane discuss the man who climbed the George Washing Bridge and caused 90-minute delays during the morning rush hour! Also, a woman received millions after proclaiming baby powder made her ill, Joe Connolly talks about LinkedIn's increase in usage and Brad Heller gives the latest in sports.
  • Thursday, October 27th, 2016
  • Big Layoffs at Twitter

    12:34
    In today's Opening Bell, Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot talk about Twitter's plans to lay off 9% of its employees. Also, President Obama argues for the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, in the wake of rising premiums, and a new survey reveals that a majority of Americans are happy at work. Joe Connolly reports on businesses switching to their "Plan B," and, in the business of sports, Brad Heller has more on the college football coach who will break the $10 million salary barrier.
  • Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
  • APPLE WATCH AND OBAMACARE

    28:39
    Apple Watch has an impact on the company's earnings and Obamacare rates to skyrocket.
  • Friday, October 21st, 2016
  • The Slow Takeover

    14:26
    In this edition of the Opening Bell Report, Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane discuss New Jersey possibly being the next state to legalize marijuana and a 47 billion dollar offer has been made to buy Camel cigarettes. Also NBC Universal investing millions in Buzzfeed and a 106-year-old in New Jersey may be replaced.
  • Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
  • WikiLeaks' In Time Out

    15:21
    In this edition of the Opening Bell Report, Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss the possibilities of the final presidential debate between the two candidates and Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, seems to still be in a cyberspace "time out". Also, a website to inform you about your worth in the workplace, Tesla reveals their new product and more!
  • Monday, October 17th, 2016
  • Redefining The Norm

    14:37
    In today's edition of the Opening Bell Report, Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane discuss a possible recession in the next four years and the latest stats in polls for campaign 2016. Also, which college majors pay the most after a graduate's first 5 years from college? Finally, gasoline prices, Joe Connolly redefines "normal" and Brad Heller delivers the latest in sports.
  • Friday, October 14th, 2016
  • Republican Donors Try to Cut Ties with Trump

    17:00
    In today's Opening Bell, Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss Republican donors' pleas for the RNC to cut ties with Trump, Trump's denial of sexual misconduct allegations, and WikiLeaks emails showing that Clinton's campaign tried to change the date of the Illinois primary. Also, billions in losses for Samsung, and why some college football teams are paying their opponents.
  • Thursday, October 13th, 2016
  • Headaches On Headaches

    13:07
    In today's Opening Bell Report, Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss Donald Trump throwing in the towel when it comes to Virginia as well as more women coming forward claiming they too were groped by Trump. Wikileaks has released another round of Hillary Clinton's emails and the head of Wells Fargo resigns from his position, but not without walking away with his own payout. All this and more on the Opening Bell Report.
  • Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
  • Trump Bashes Republicans

    13:26
    In today's Opening Bell, Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss Donald Trump's bashing of Republicans who abandoned his campaign, and Hillary Clinton's campaign's claims that Russia was behind hacks into her emails. Also, Amazon launches a streaming music service, Samsung offers customers fireproof return boxes to send back their Galaxy Note 7's, and the museum of natural history is another step closer to expanding. In the business of sports, professional football might be coming to Las Vegas.
  • Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
  • Samsung Calls It Quits

    13:25
    In today's edition of the Opening Bell Report, Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane discuss Samsung stopping all production of the Note 7 and their Supreme Court case against Apple in regards to patent issues. Also, drivers give praise to cars with backup cameras and blind spot warning systems. Finally, food ventors get help from the city, Joe Connolly talks about down sizing and Brad Hellers informs you about an NBA team getting a sponsor for their jerseys.
  • Monday, October 10th, 2016
  • How Much Does Wall St. Care?

    11:15
    In today's edition of the Opening Bell Report, Wayne Cabot & Paul Murnane tell us that Wall Street may not be as focused as who will win the White Hose as you might think but the candidates did discuss the economy, Samsung disconnects production of the Galaxy Note 7, two American professors win the Nobel Prize for Economics, and Avon looks to go younger. 
  • Friday, October 7th, 2016
  • Florida Braces for Hurricane Matthew

    12:08
    Wayne Cabot discusses the first Hurricane Matthew death in Florida and Florida Governor Rick Scott's storm warnings. In sports, cancellations in anticipation of the hurricane. In business, September Jobs reports show a slowing pace of hiring.
  • Thursday, October 6th, 2016
  • Flights Cancelled as Airlines Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

    13:14
    Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss airlines' responses to Hurrican Matthew, another Samsung Note 7 fire, President Obama's essay on the economy, and the British Treasury Chief's post-Brexit discussions with New York Bankers. In the business of sports, Addidas signs a multimillion dollar deal with the New York Knicks.  
  • Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
  • The British Pound Continues to Drop, and More Woes for Wells Fargo

    11:55
    Paul Murnane & Wayne Cabot discuss the major news stories of the morining as well as a new addition to to the smartphone market, declining real estate sales in Manhattan, the opening of the Second Avenue Subway, and new concessions at baseball stadiums for the playoffs.
  • Monday, October 3rd, 2016
  • Opening Bell News Block

    11:59

    In the Opening Bell Report, Bass Pro Shops buys up one of its competitors for five and half billion dollars...Subaru recalls nearly 600-thousand cars over windshield wiper fire concerns...one of the world's largest automakers introduces a companion robot...California drivers could soon be sharing roads with self-driving cars...Eric Clapton gets ready to unload millions of dollars worth of artwork... and in the business of sports...Brad Heller explains how attendance at Major League Baseball games are dropping.
  • Friday, September 30th, 2016
  • Carnegie Deli Closing

    11:44
    New York's iconic Carnegie Deli will close at the end of the month. Consumer spending slowed in August. Joe Connolly tells us how the suburbs may soar again. In the business of sports, baseball dominates the summer TV ratings. 
  • Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
  • Wells Fargo's Industry Wide Problems

    11:08
    Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss the latest in the Wells Fargo scandal, a city program in question to rebuild damaged homes by hurricane Sandy and death being a legitmate excuse to not pay your cable bill. Also, Joe Connolly reveals how prices are becoming irrational.

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