Okay, thanks to ‘rickybobby’ that contacted me through the site. Looks like it’s a something sooo simple, I can’t believe I didn’t even try it. They dropped port 80 access and are restricting connection to port 443 only.
Changing soapclient instantiation to this will work now. Thanks rickybobby!!!! I’ve updated the following post to show this change (“Simple script for connecting to Commission Junction’s Product Web Service and populating a local database“)