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.
|Internet giant Sina caught in China porn crackdown|
|Water becoming more valuable than gold|
|Russia stocks fall as Ukraine crisis intensifies|
|Don't assume you're safe from Heartbleed|
|Alibaba founders fund mega charity ahead of IPO|