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  Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 4:32 PM ET

Fed Puts on Coat, Checks Punch and Sees Shadow

Posted ByCindy Perman

Everyone likes to say the Federal Reserve is “taking the punch bowl away from the party” when it raises interest rates, as a way to put in plain English the idea of taking away a stimulus measure because the economy (the “party”) is going well.

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  Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 12:26 PM ET

Flesh-Eating Vultures Descend on Luxury Condo Building

Posted ByCindy Perman

Vulture funds have been a key player in the financial crisis but one luxury condo building in downtown Orlando is being taken over by ACTUAL vultures.

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  Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 6:11 PM ET

‘Fear the Boom and Bust’: A Rap Anthem for the Economy

Posted ByCindy Perman

Economic theory can be pretty dry, but set it to a beat with a coupla gangsta economists in a hotel lobby and suddenly, it’s the most interesting thing you’ve heard all day.

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  Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 1:18 PM ET

The Endless Loop Inside the Mind of a Toyota Driver

Posted ByCindy Perman

While Toyota struggles to assuage drivers' concerns and maintain their loyalty, there's still a lot of anxiety out there on the road.

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  Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 3:31 PM ET

The Valentine Gift She's Gonna' Love

Posted ByCindy Perman

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and you haven’t even thought about it, have you?

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  Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 10:50 AM ET

The First CEO to Quit Via Twitter—and It’s a Haiku!

Posted ByCindy Perman

It’s fitting that the first CEO to start a blog is also the first CEO to quit via Twitter.

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  Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 12:29 PM ET

Steak for Stock: The Latest Economic Stimulus

Posted ByCindy Perman

Smith & Wollensky, like a lot of New York City businesses, relies heavily on Wall Street bonuses for its cash flow.

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  Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 1:16 PM ET

Barney Frank Named 'Porker of the Year'

Posted ByCindy Perman

He can bring home the bacon.

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  Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 4:05 PM ET

Bacon Is Better Than Viagra: Argentine President

Posted ByCindy Perman

You’ve got to hand it to the Argentine president — she knows how to, ahem, stimulate an industry.

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  Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 2:34 PM ET

Get Ready for the 'Twitter Oscars'

Posted ByCindy Perman

For all you Twitter haters, get your eyes in the roll position because it’s “Twitter Oscars” season!

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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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