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.
|She's America's youngest female billionaire - and a dropout|
|You can stash up to $18,000 in your 401(k) next year|
|Airbag recall could expand|
|Wasabi ginger chips idea gets nurse $1 million|
|'SNL' interns reach $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal|