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  Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 1:19 PM ET

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

Posted ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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
  Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 4:04 PM ET

Want a Great Deal on a US Car? Not So Fast

Posted ByCindy Perman
Don’t believe the hype that all you have to do is walk into a U.S. car dealership and they’ll practically pay you to walk out with the car. »Read more
  Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | 4:03 PM ET

Personalities of the Recession: Your Guides to the Crisis

Posted ByCindy Perman
Inspired by AIG? Humored by unemployment? As humbling as the economic crisis has been, some creative characters have managed to find inspiration amid the wreckage of the economy and their personal lives. »Read more
  Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 11:46 AM ET

Pfizer Gets Its Irish Up

Posted ByMike Huckman
Oh, the fun the late-night comics could have with this one. The makers of the little blue pill are a little red-faced on the Emerald Isle. »Read more
  Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 11:48 AM ET

The TARP Made Me Do It. Yeah, Dat’s It.

Posted ByCindy Perman
We’ve all been talking about how the credit crunch has been so bad for business. But really, it can be your friend! Or, at the very least, your alibi, as one Long Island restaurateur found when it was revealed that he borrowed money from a shady "contractor." »Read more
  Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 2:23 PM ET

Job Seekers Outraged by Easter Egg Hunt

Posted ByCindy Perman
A recession lesson for the Easter Bunny: The big ears and brightly colored eggs may not go over so well with those who've fallen on hard times. »Read more
  Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 2:12 PM ET

Lost Your Job? Turn It Into a Dream Vacation

Posted ByCindy Perman
Just because you lost your job or your home doesn't mean you have to spend your days wrapped in a gin-soaked Snuggie watching Oprah. One company is offering a contest to help you turn your recession woes into a dream vacation. »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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