But laws of physics dictate that with every action comes a reaction. Every piece of good news seems to come burdened with its own baggage of negativity. Here are some of 2012's major developments -- along with their potential unanticipated consequences.
'Damning with faint praise' perfectly describes the critical reception for the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco.
|GM's recalled Cobalt was a failure from the start|
|Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers|
|Americans have fallen in love with real estate once again|
|Pope Francis challenges the free market - The Buzz|
|Detroit pension cuts hit civilian workers hardest|