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.
|Michaels hack hit 3 million|
|Walmart offers cheaper money wire service|
|GM's recalled Cobalt was a failure from the start|
|Alfa Romeo returns to America... at last|
|Detroit pension cuts hit civilian workers hardest|