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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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  • 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.

  • US stocks ended mixed Thursday as a jump in oil prices boosted oil stocks and speculation about a government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and a possible takeover of Lehman Brothers, gave investors some hope that relief is coming.

  • Major U.S. indexes ended a choppy session higher, helped by a late rally in banks and better-than-expected results from Hewlett-Packard.

  • U.S. stocks ticked higher Wednesday after a sharp rise in crude supplies pushed oil below $114 a barrel.  Banks were scrambled by worries about more fallout from the credit crunch, while Hewlett-Packard buoyed techs.

  • Stocks declined Tuesday as an inflation report agitated a market already rattled by worries about the financial sector.  The Dow dipped into bear-market territory during intraday trading but thinly escaped  by the closing bell.

  • Stocks declined Tuesday as a much higher-than-expected jump in inflation at the producer level agitated a market already rattled by worries about the financial sector. Retail stocks also fell amid a weak outlook for consumer spending.

  • The Dow shed 1.6 percent, putting it dangerously close to bear territory, as a fresh wave of worries about fallout from the mortgage crisis slammed financials.

  • Stocks rallied  Friday as a more than $4 a barrel drop in oil prices offset the drag of Fannie Mae's earnings miss.  It's going to be the same story next week: Energy prices. Even if there are disappointments in CPI or Wal-Mart's earnings, investors are expected to overlook them as the drop in gas prices puts more money in consumers' pockets.

  • More than 80,000 people have been laid off from Wall Street, and the buzz is that another round of pink slips is on the way. If you’re one of those newly evicted from the Street, what’s your next career move?

  • Stocks ended near session lows as oil ended above $120 a barrel and two Dow components missed the Street's targets.

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    Cindy Perman is the commentary editor at CNBC.com

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    Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells develops features, special reports and series for CNBC and CNBC.com.

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