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.
|4 federal agencies to shut Friday|
|Wall Street tries to buck global sell-off|
|Tesla repays federal loan nearly 10 years early|
|Japan plunge spooks global markets|
|Chrysler jabs Tesla over loan repayment|