Try not to instantly feel better looking at a smiling pug! Image source: Flickr user Link Humans.
This hasn’t been a banner year for Wall Street with stocks essentially flat for the year after being whipsawed in each direction. China’s growth is slowing, commodity prices are sinking, high-yield bonds are falling, and U.S. debt levels are rising.
And yet, somewhere amid the clouds and the chaos that is Wall Street and the business world, we were privy to a host of feel-good stories throughout the year. Some ultimately proved more profound than others, but one thing holds true about a feel-good story no matter how profound it is: It leaves a smile on your face. Here are five of the best business stories, in no particular order, that left the biggest smiles on our faces in 2015.