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Opening Bell News Block

Opening Bell News Block

The Opening Bell News Block is a look at the latest consumer and business news to start you day.
  • Friday, December 2nd
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • APPLE WATCH AND OBAMACARE

    28:39
    Apple Watch has an impact on the company's earnings and Obamacare rates to skyrocket.
  • Friday, October 21st
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Tuesday, September 27th
  • Pres. Debate Recap

    11:41
    Paul Murnane & Wayne Cabot discuss the major news stories of the morining including a house explosion in the Bronx, presidential debate reaction from CBS correspondent Major Garrett, and find out how Wall St. reacted to the debate. Also, does what you have in your wallet affect how long you live?
  • Thursday, September 22nd
  • Opening Bell News Block

    12:26
    Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot chat with Uber spokesman Matt Wing about the ride sharing app's new feature that will let you schedule a ride in advance, a new study finds some TV manufactures may be manipulating their energy star ratings and Wayne and Paul talk football ratings with our sports business expert Rick Horrow.
  • Tuesday, September 20th
  • Premium Gas, A Waste Of Money?

    12:23
    Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss a new report in which premium gas is a waste of money for most cars, Wells Fargo's CEO apologizes for the bank's scandal and more. Also, Joe Connolly tells you how to not lose your job to a machine.
  • Tuesday, September 13th
  • Questioning the Safety of Lithium-Ion Batteries

    13:04
    Safety concerns over rechargeable batteries after smart phones have been catching fire. Apple releases iOS 10 today. In our morning Joe, Joe Connolly tells us how the presidential election is hurting business. And in the business of sports, NFL teams release new uniforms for Thursday night games.
  • Wednesday, September 7th
  • New Gadgets

    12:10
    Paul Murnane discusses the major news stories of the morning including the unveiling of the new Iphone 7 today, new SONY playstation, and big company buying. 
  • Tuesday, September 6th
  • A Former FOX Anchor gets Paid

    10:30
    Paul Murnane and Alex Silverman discuss the major news stories of the morning including FOX settling with a former news anchor for sexual harassment, 1 World Trade Center is up for sale, and changes to the new I-phone that hits  the market tomorrow.
  • Tuesday, August 30th
  • APPLE BILL

    29:18
    Apple might have a big bill in Europe and a new Iphone announcement.
  • Monday, August 29th
  • OPENING BELL US OPEN

    26:24
    New job report, interest rates, and economic impact of the US Open.
  • Wednesday, August 24th
  • Traffic Troubles at LaGuardia Airport

    12:35
    Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss the major traffic backups to drivers trying to get into LaGuardia Airport.
  • Tuesday, August 23rd
  • Opening Bell News Block

    14:16
    On the WCBS Opening Bell Report, WCBS reporter Sean Adams looks into why the price of Epi-Pens has shot up, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is paying the price for lying about being robbed in Rio, Google rolls out a new operating system and in the business of sports, Brad Heller talks about Kobe Bryant's new media-based venture capital fund.
  • Wednesday, August 17th
  • Trump Losing Lead Over Clinton & Olympians Love McDonald's

    14:22
    A poll of investors finds they would rather see Donald Trump become President, but his lead over Hillary Clinton is down to 2 points. Univision buys Gawker for $135 million. Ford is working on a car with no pedals or a steering wheel, that could be on the road within 5 years. In our Morning Joe, Joe Connolly talks about the top selling items for the home. And in The Business of Sports, Brad Heller discusses Olympians and their love affair with McDonald's. You're listening to WCBS' Opening Bell Report with Paul Murnane & Bill Rehkopf.
  • Friday, August 12th
  • Opening Bell News Block

    13:28
    On the WCBS Opening Bell Report, Macy's shares rise following the department store's plan to close 100 underperforming stores, Amazon releases a new cooking show on it's Prime streaming service that allows viewers to order the products featured, Walmart will sell fried frozen Twinkies and in the business of sports, Brad Heller talks about Simone Biles' chalk-dust dollar sign and A-Rod's final game in the Bronx.
  • Thursday, August 11th
  • Macy's to Shut Over 100 Stores

    11:45
    Onthe WCBS 880 Opening Bell Paul Murnane and Wayne Cabot discuss Macy's closing 100 poorly operating stores, Southwest Airlines and Delta still reeling from their respective computer problems, unemployment claims continue to drop, and Snapchat does its part to get rid of racial stereotypes.
  • Wednesday, August 10th
  • Facebook Counters the Ad-Blockers

    12:35
    On the WCBS Opening Bell Report, Facebook circumvents ad blocking software. Security could change at local baseball stadiums. Did Ed Sheeran rip off Marvin Gay? Polaroid launches a new smartphone app. And in the business of sports...Prince Fielder's career could soon be over, who pays for his remaining salary?
  • Wednesday, August 3rd
  • Aetna May Opt Out of Obamacare

    14:52
    In the WCBS Opening Bell Report, AETNA may pull the plug on its offerings under the affordable care act. The United States reportedly paid 400 million dollars to Iran to release four hostages. Time Warner gets a 10% stake in Hulu. And in the business of sports, why an Olympic gymnast is already a loser, even before competing.
  • Tuesday, August 2nd
  • When NYC Nearly Wooed GE to the West Side

    10:39
    What we are learning about New York's pitch to get General Electric to move to Manhattan. Amazon is working on high tech noise canceling headphones. Apple takes a stand in the gun debate. And we'll hear from the creator of the Spartan Race.
  • Thursday, July 28th
  • Rideshare is Costing the MTA

    12:36
    On the WCBS Opening Bell Report, Hillary Clinton is poised to close out the DNC with a speech. The MTA says Uber and Lyft is costing it money. Corporate coach Chester Elton on the little thing the boss can do to lift the bottom line. And in the business of sports, Ryan Fitspatrick is back with the Jets.
  • Wednesday, July 27th
  • Hillary Makes History

    12:11
    On the WCBS opening bell report, Bill and Hillary Clinton speak at the Democratic National Convention. We'll also have a preview of today's DNC events. Consumer reports find some ingredients in dietary supplements can carry big health risks. And the Big Apple Circus, bows out.
  • Tuesday, July 26th
  • Turmoil at day one of the DNC

    12:03
    On the WCBS opening bell report, some conflict among Bernie Sanders supporters. Google makes its maps app easier to read. McDonald's sales fall short of Wall Street expectations. Joe Connolly talks about New York companies with new marketing ideas. And in the business of sports, Steph Curry is still making money from Under Armour.
  • Monday, July 25th
  • Opening Bell News Block

    13:36
    In this episode of the WCBS Opening Bell Report Paul Murnane and Alex Silverman talk about: Huge sale of Yahoo to Verizon; L Train Shutdown; the DNC Chairman stepdown; and the Democratic National Convention. In Our Morning Joe, Joe Connolly talks about how Wall Street has changed. The Business of Sports, Gordon Dahmer talks about Jeff Gordons return.
  • Friday, July 22nd
  • The Trumps at the RNC and The NBA All Star Game

    15:15
    In this episode of the WCBS Opening Bell Report Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane talk about: Ivanka and Donald Trump's speeches during the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the NBA's decision to move the All Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina over the state's controversial bathroom bill. In Our Morning Joe, Joe Connolly talks about the top three priorties in business and in The Business of Sports, Gordon Dahmer talks about the Yankees' trade deadline and what it means for some of their star players.
  • Thursday, July 21st
  • Ted Cruz at the RNC & Southwest Airlines' Big Glitch

    13:03
    In this episode of the WCBS Opening Bell Report Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane talk about: Ted Cruz's refusal to endorse party nominee Donald Trump and Southwest Airlines is playing catch up after a nationwide glitch cancelled hundreds of flights Wednesday. In Our Morning Joe, Joe Connolly says companies may stop giving Wall Street firms guidance about their quarterly earnings and in The Business of Sports, Brad Heller talks about Facebook's deal to stream Team USA exhibition games. 
  • Wednesday, July 20th
  • RNC Chris Christie & Jets Fitzpatrick

    11:57
    In this episode of the WCBS Opening Bell Report Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane talk about: Donald Trump formally becomes the Republican presidential nominee.  NJ Governor Chris Christie stages a mock trial against Hillary Clinton with the crowd responding "Lock her up" at the GOP convention.  In Our Morning Joe, Joe Connolly talks new business gems discovered in the suburbs and in The Business of Sports, Brad Heller talks Jets and the latest sign they may not have Ryan Fitzpatrick this fall.  
  • Tuesday, July 19th
  • Melania's Speech Controversy & NBA Twitter Expansion

    11:39
    In this half hour on the WCBS Opening Bell Report Wayne Cabot & Michael Wallace discuss Menania Trump's GOP convention speech and it's similarity to Michelle Obama's 2008 DNC speech. New York City's subway system will get new high tech trains and upgraded stations. In The Business of Sports, the NBA and Twitter expand their partnership with new original programming and in our Morning Joe, Joe Connolly talks about a new industry where hiring is strong.
  • Monday, July 18th
  • What's Behind the Surge on Wall Street

    29:20
    CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger joins Wayne and Paul to talk about what's driving the markets upward.
  • Friday, July 15th
  • Opening Bell News Block

    12:01
    In today's Opening Bell report, Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane talk about the latest news of the Nice attack. An app France released last month to warn people about a terror attack failed to notify people with the promised 15 minutes, with the first alert going out three hours after the attack. Herbalife agrees to a 200 million dollar fine in a settlement with federal regulators after the company was accused of deceiving customers. And in our Morning Joe, value added services and new spinoffs are limitless in today’s economy.

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