There Must Be A Pony In Here Somewhere

Cindy Perman

Cindy Perman
CNBC.com Commentary Editor

Cindy Perman is the commentary editor for CNBC.com. Previously, she wrote the "There Must be a Pony in Here Somewhere" blog. She is also the author of the book “New York Curiosities” (2013, 2nd edition) and the co-host of the NJTV show "Drive-By History." Follow her on Twitter @CindyPerman.

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  • Disappointing stats on the job market added another layer of anxiety to a market already worried about a global slowdown, which sent stocks spiraling back into bear-market territory.

  • Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as economic worries continued to rain down on the market and dampen the post-Gustav rally.  All three major indexes had been negative for most of the day, but the Dow tip-toed over the line at the last minute, helped by a 5% gain in GM.

  • Stocks finished lower Tuesday as weakness in technology stocks sucked the air out the earlier  rally inspired by oil's drop and the dollar's surge.

  • Stocks declined Friday as Dell shook up techs and Gustav rattled the market. But, as the summer came to a close, some analysts are seeing a silver lining in the clouds.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday after second-quarter GDP was revised to show growth was more robust than first thought and oil receded to around $116 a  barrel after earlier topping $120.

  • Stocks finished higher in feather-light trading Wednesday, boosted by a rise in financials and energy stocks, as well as a better-than-expected durable-goods report.

  • Stocks advanced in light trading Wednesday, boosted by a rise in financials and housing stocks, as well as a better-than-expected durable-goods report. Earlier, stocks had swayed, torn between the encouraging durables report and oil's ascent amid the threat of tropical storm Gustav.

  • Stocks finished flat Tuesday, caught in the August crosswinds of a strong dollar and Hurricane Gustav. Oil rose more than $1 to settle at $116.27 a barrel.

  • Stocks declined Monday, led by financials, as investors waited for some resolution on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers following rampant speculation last week.

  • The financial sector's comeback and a more than $6 a barrel drop in oil prices gave stocks and end of the week pick-me up. Still, major indexes finished lower for the week and oil managed just mild gain.

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    Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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