Unemployment numbers are down, but not by enough to celebrate. The Fed made trillions available to banks in secret loans -- and we're better off for it. Really? A federal judge scorches the SEC over a bank settlement. Europe takes a baby step back from the economic abyss. Egypt's first democratic elections in generations may be that fledgling democracy's undoing. Is Mitt for real or just Newt's foil on his way to the GOP nomination?
Banner image: An official (L) helps a man place his vote in the ballot box at a polling station in Garden City on November 28, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images