There are always unintended consequences when using Keynesian economic theories to try to jumpstart an economy. One of them is the freezing of credit markets because of the Fed's manipulations.

Calls to privatize government agencies like the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are likely to fall on deaf ears until the government runs out of money.

The U.S. Department of Energy says it seized $21 million from the reserve account of hybrid automaker Fisker Automotive when it failed to begin repaying a federal loan.

A likely bailout of another federal housing agency has drawn fire from congressional Republicans over an item in President Obama's budget that would provide $943 million for the Federal Housing Administration.

Friday's jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics buttressed the position of many who have seen a widening disparity between Wall Street's enthusiasm and Main Street's gloom over the health of the economy.