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.
|Homeless college students seek shelter during breaks|
|Budget deal hits federal workers|
|Five things you didn't know about Bernie Madoff's epic scam|
|GM names Mary Barra as new CEO|
|Snowden docs had NYTimes exec fearing for his life|