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Cindy Perman

CNBC.com Commentary Editor

Cindy Perman is the commentary editor for CNBC.com. She also writes the "There Must be a Pony in Here Somewhere" blog and is the author of the book “New York Curiosities” (2013, 2nd edition). She has also done stand-up comedy. Follow her on Twitter @CindyPerman.

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  • Stocks Pull Off a Gain After Rocky Session Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks pulled off a gain after a turbulent session Wednesday as investors weighed reports that indicated the pace of layoffs is beginning to slow against worries that the rally may be getting ahead of itself.

  • Enough With the 'Green Shoots!' Time for a New Term Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 3:03 PM ET

    All this talk about “green shoots” is out of control. It’s become the go-to oh-aren’t-I-clever analogy for signs of economic recovery. It’s obnoxious. It’s factually inaccurate. And it must be stopped!

  • Stocks Retreat Amid Stress-Test Jitters Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks slipped Tuesday as investors parsed remarks from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and as the pending results for the government's bank stress test left the market a bit jittery.

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  • Will Ferrell took the Class of 2003 on a wild verbal ride, touching on everything from the Berlin Wall to that guy voted most likely to eat nachos in his car – and even managed to fire an assistant in the process! “You're about to enter into a world filled with hypocrisy and doublespeak, a world in which your limo to the airport is often a half-hour late. In addition to not even being a limo at all; often times it's a Lincoln Towncar. You're about to enter a world where you ask your new assistan

    From business titans like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to celebrities like Stephen Colbert and Bono, here are 12 of the best graduation speeches of all time.

  • Math and science guys (and ladies) crushed it on the best jobs list this year. They are in demand. *HIGH FIVE!*

  • Few things unite us like complaining about our jobs. Think you have one of the worst? Click ahead for the 10 worst jobs for 2014.

  • On the best jobs list, STEM careers dominate—High-five, math and science guys!—and the worst can be summed up in one word: Timber!

Contact Pony Blog

  • Cindy Perman is a writer at CNBC.com, covering jobs, real estate, retirement and personal finance.

  • 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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