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Nearly 90 percent of companies do formal evaluations at least once a year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. Zack Blanton/iStockphoto hide caption

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Behold The Entrenched — And Reviled — Annual Review

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The headquarters of Reynolds American in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C.. Starting in January, workers there will no longer be allowed to smoke at their desks. Chris Keane/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Cigarette-Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking At Work

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Lynn Good has had many mentors throughout her career — but few of them were women. "So I'm generationally on the early part of the ascent of women into leadership roles," the Duke Energy president and CEO says. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman'

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Preventing Worker Burnout Can Boost The Bottom Line

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Rockefeller Brothers Fund Forsakes Its Legacy

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A worker repairs electrical lines in Plainview, N.Y., after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. A proposed plan to overhaul the state's power grid could help the system better withstand severe weather and enable energy to be stored and managed more efficiently. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Says It's Time To Flip The Switch On Its Power Grid

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The Big Picture Of The Fast-Food Wage Dispute

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What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out

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Unifi makes Repreve, a thread that comes from plastic waste bottles and leftover polyester scraps, at its Yadkinville, N.C., facility. Courtesy of Unifi hide caption

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Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives

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Workplace drug testing for marijuana may need updating in light of changing laws, a case before the Colorado Supreme Court suggests. Kai-Huei Yau/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Colorado Case Puts Workplace Drug Policies To The Test

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Who's The Boss? Labor Board Says It's McDonald's, As Much As Franchisee

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Small French Company Challenges Telecom Titans For T-Mobile

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Tobacco giant Reynolds American is buying Lorillard and acquiring Newport, a popular menthol cigarette. In a shrinking market, Newport is one of the few U.S. brands gaining market share. It is particularly popular among African-American smokers. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up

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Justice Dept. Charges FedEx For Online Drug Shipments

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We can all work up a stinky sweat — welders, ballerinas and number-crunchers alike. Would you want to know? emreogan/iStockphoto hide caption

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Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

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