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  Friday, 22 May 2009 | 3:27 PM ET

Prostitutes in Canada Get Training for the Olympics

Posted ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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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  Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 12:40 PM ET

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

Posted ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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

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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