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 $1.3 billion recall cost wipes out profit|
|Regulators pave way for Internet "fast lane" with net neutrality rules|
|Coffee prices skyrocket after Brazil drought - The Buzz|
|Female gun instructors in hot demand|
|Apple shares soar on increased buyback|