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  Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 12:13 PM ET

Get Drunk, Twitter—Make $10,000 a Month

Posted By: Cindy Perman
If you’re sitting at the bar lamenting your lost employment, have I got the job for you! One Sonoma winery is offering $10,000 a month for someone to use Twitter and other social media to spread the word about its wines. »Read more
  Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 1:12 PM ET

What Recession? DeBeers Cranks Out the Diamonds

Posted By: Cindy Perman
As we dig around the rubble of the economy for some glimmer of hope, DeBeers gives us a real shiner: They’re ramping up diamond production in anticipation of a better Christmas this year than last. »Read more
  Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 3:03 PM ET

Five States That Will Lead US Out of Recession

Posted By: Cindy Perman
If you’re not prepared to go to Australia to ride out the recovery, great news! A new report shows the five U.S. states poised to lead the nation out of recession. Want a hint? Get out your hiking boots and trail mix! »Read more
  Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 1:35 PM ET

Mom Guilts Sons Into Robbing People to Pay Bills

Posted By: Cindy Perman
While Wall Street is pontificating the proverbial recovery, it’s still pretty bad out there for the average American. How bad is it? One recently unemployed mom guilted her sons into robbing people to help pay the bills. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 2:01 PM ET

‘Green Shoots’ Must Go—Cue the ‘Groundhogs!’

Posted By: Cindy Perman
The term “green shoots,” which sprang into the lexicon during the recession of the early 1990s, is back like a weed. Readers agree it must be stomped out and offer up their suggestions for a new term. »Read more
  Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 1:33 PM ET

The Best Place to Ride Out the Recession

Posted By: Cindy Perman
As the buzz about economic recovery grows louder, a new survey reveals the best place in the world to ride out the rest of the recession, which could be one of the first stops on the recovery train. »Read more
  Friday, 22 May 2009 | 3:27 PM ET

Prostitutes in Canada Get Training for the Olympics

Posted By: Cindy Perman
As the prostitution industry grapples with the recession, prostitutes in Canada are in training for the next big event: The 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. »Read more
  Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 12:37 PM ET

The American Consumer Is 'Scared Out of Their Wits'

Posted By: Cindy Perman
Investors have piled back into retail stocks, with many names up 50 percent or more since the latest rally began in early March. Does that mean things are starting to look up at the mall? »Read more
  Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 12:58 PM ET

The 'Ponies' Are Coming! Time to Buy Stocks

Posted By: Cindy Perman
As investors take up navel gazing after snapping a nine-week rally, one strategist offers some words of wisdom: “Focus on the pony.” »Read more
  Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 12:49 PM ET

Recession Drives Moms to Drink, Do Drugs and Gamble

Posted By: Cindy Perman

OK, don’t panic but moms, typically the rock of thefamily during a crisis, are starting to crack under therecession pressure.

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About Pony In Here Somewhere

  • The news can get a little heavy sometimes, with debt crises, vicious markets and crappy earnings reports. So, we dispatched our crack reporter, Cindy Perman, to find some levity amid all this seriousness. Why a Pony? To be clear, there were no ponies harmed in the making of this blog. The blog’s name, “There Must Be a Pony In Here Somewhere,” comes from an old joke, a favorite of Ronald Reagan’s, that essentially means, with a pile of you-know-what this big, there MUST be a pony — a bright side — in here somewhere!

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

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