The Good and the Bad of 2006

2006 was a good year for ...

BRATZ With their spunky attitude and streetwise style, the cat-eyed dolls had their best year ever, tallying $2.5 billion-plus in sales and relegating Barbie to the uncool girls' table

ARGENTINE WINE Don't cry for Argentina. The popularity of its wine is soaring. Varieties like Malbec (grown in the Mendoza region) are winning over U.S. oenophiles with their bold flavors

DISNEY Smile, Mickey. The High School Musical album got to No. 1, Hannah Montana became tweens' top TV show, and the Pirates of the Caribbean sequel triumphed at cinemas

TINY CARS Sales of fuel-efficient models...

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