Investors tried to look across the valley, but all they saw was fog.
Wall Street expected nuts and bolts from Treasury Secretary Geithner, but got broad strokes instead.
Republican senator Judd Gregg abruptly withdrew his name from consideration for the post of commerce secretary, the second strike for the Obama administration at Commerce.
Still, the flame of hope couldn't get snuffed out, as Mead Johnson Nutrition hit the Street in the first IPO of 2009.
Courtney Reagan recalls some of the week's advice from CNBC guests, in this edition of "The Week and You:"