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  Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 12:40 PM ET

Recession Special: Lobster at Lunch-Meat Prices? Yes, Please!

Posted By: Cindy Perman
Fishermen in Nova Scotia are fed up because lobster prices have fallen so much, they’re now being paid the same price as bologna at the supermarket for their catch. But for consumers, the lobster tank is half full: You can eat like a king for deli-counter prices! »Read more
  Monday, 11 May 2009 | 12:05 PM ET

The Six-Figure Job No One Wants

Posted By: Cindy Perman
If you’re having trouble finding a job in the U.S., maybe you should look Down Under. One firm has had a six-figure job open for months with no qualified takers. »Read more
  Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 1:35 PM ET

Sorry, Slackers. Time to Get a Job!

Posted By: Cindy Perman
The good news is that companies are starting to hire again. The bad news? You can no longer blame the recession for your laziness. Time to tuck in your shirt, slowly back away from the Wii remote and get a job! »Read more
  Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 3:03 PM ET

Enough With the 'Green Shoots!' Time for a New Term

Posted By: Cindy Perman
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! »Read more
  Friday, 1 May 2009 | 2:31 PM ET

Cold Beer+Spicy Wings=Super Hot Recession Stock

Posted By: Cindy Perman
While most investors were watching bank and auto stocks, and looking at recession plays like Wal-Mart and Kraft, an unsuspecting stock ran off with the recession ball: Buffalo Wild Wings. But how spicy is the stock now? »Read more
  Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 3:36 PM ET

Swine Flu Myths: Wash Your Hands, Eat the Bacon

Posted By: Cindy Perman
The threat of a global pandemic of swine flu has not only threatened the economic recovery, it’s put one of America’s greatest love affairs on the rocks: Our love of bacon. In the name of sizzling, smoky goodness, here are some common swine-flu myths—debunked. »Read more
  Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 1:19 PM ET

Ee-Ee! Ooh-Ooh! Animals Get Pink Slips at Bronx Zoo

Posted By: Cindy Perman
This recession is getting wild. Faced with a $15 million budget shortfall, the Bronx Zoo is being forced to hand out pink slips to hundreds of animals, including deer, antelopes, lemur and porcupines. »Read more
  Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 10:00 AM ET

More Americans Nuke the Microwave

Posted By: Cindy Perman
It's not just the TARP wife. The recession has Americans from coast to coast redefining their definition of luxury, according to a new Pew Research survey. One of the biggest casualties: The microwave. »Read more
  Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 1:49 PM ET

Will YouTube Sensation Susan Boyle Save the Global Economy?

Posted By: Cindy Perman
As the world grapples with headlines about bailouts, bankruptcies and pirates, a lone dove has emerged on YouTube to save the global economy. »Read more
  Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 2:42 PM ET

Readers React: No Wonder US Car Makers Are in Trouble

Posted By: Cindy Perman
My post about car shopping touched a nerve — my inbox was flooded. Of course, this was one couple's experience, so we asked readers to share their experiences and thoughts on the post. Here's what they had to say. »Read more

About There Must Be A 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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