This one, from Clusterstock, gives a few explanations as to why stocks have been going up so rapidly over the past few months. I tend to agree with the savings and inflation stories.
A bit of optimism from the Richmond Fed. They are claiming that the recovery has already begun. I like optimism, but we should all remain cautious. There is certainly the possibility of more short-term pain before things get better.
Finally, here is some information on tax credits available for energy efficiency improvements to your home.