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.
|Kelly Osbourne quits E!'s 'Fashion Police'|
|Google allows porn on Blogger after backlash|
|China under pressure as money floods out of the country|
|The woman who broke into the BBQ 'boys club'|
|Rick Perry: 'Unemployment rate is a sham'|