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In Business, The Advocate brings readers the latest news regarding developments in the LGBT business world. Find out the happenings of gay business leaders that are moving the Invisible Hand in the United States and around the world like Apple's Tim Cook, American Eagle's Robert Hanson, and 3M Unitek's Mary Jo Abler. Learn tips from the pros about managing the business affairs of day-to-day life for the present and future. Prepare for retirement and learn how changing laws regarding same-sex marriage, partnership, and adoption affects financial planning.
Chevy Volt: The Jolt GM Needs?
November 21 2008 1:00 AM ET

Chevy Volt: The Jolt GM Needs?

Greg Fieser

Launching a new vehicle while the American auto industry is asking Congress for a $25 billion bailout might seem like illogical timing, but for General Motors and the people behind Chevy Volt, it’s essential. With their backs against the wall, GM is rolling out their much-anticipated first plug-in electric vehicle -- and focusing their marketing efforts on the gay community.

Smart Money
November 16 2008 1:00 AM ET

Smart Money 

Neal Broverman

 In a time of economic calamity, one voice rises above the panic. Suze Orman is here to help -- she's offered her will and trust kit free to Advocate readers. Click the story for more info.

Terminated: Commercial Closet's Executive Director
November 12 2008 1:00 AM ET

Terminated: Commercial Closet's Executive Director 

Ross von Metzke

Since early this year, Commercial Closet Association has been in negotiations with GLAAD to dissolve into one advertising media program overseen by the larger nonprofit. But CCA founder Michael Wilke says he was supposed to join GLAAD in this new joint venture. Then on Monday, CCA's board announced the merger -- and Wilke's termination...which Wilke says took him completely by surprise. The board says that's hard to believe and that Wilke was told he'd been terminated November 4.

Smart Money
November 05 2008 1:00 AM ET

Smart Money

Neal Broverman

In a time of economic calamity, one voice rises above the panic.

Recessionary Tremors: Carter Wentworth
November 05 2008 1:00 AM ET

Recessionary Tremors: Carter Wentworth

Chris Caggiano

Unemployed and already behind on his mortgage payments, Wentworth thinks he can probably get by for another six months. Fortunately, he can move in with his boyfriend if he needs to, but what happens when the unemployment checks stop coming?

Recessionary Tremors: “Jane”
November 05 2008 1:00 AM ET

Recessionary Tremors: "Jane"

Alex Davidson

Unemployed workers sometimes look to the sex industry as a quick and easy way to earn cash, though, meaning greater competition -- and lower prices.

Recessionary Tremors: Gabriel Silverstein
November 05 2008 1:00 AM ET

Recessionary Tremors: Gabriel Silverstein

Alex Davidson

Silverstein, who has been in real estate for 14 years, says the current economic crisis has forced him to shift tactics to generate the same volume of deals.

Recessionary Tremors: Dan Jinks
November 05 2008 1:00 AM ET

Recessionary Tremors: Dan Jinks

Kyle Buchanan

One might expect a wealthy Hollywood player to be insulated from the financial crisis, but Jinks who produced American Beauty, says, “We’ve all been affected by it. Anyone who has anything in a money market or an IRA has felt the effects of it."

Recessionary Tremors: Larry Ortiz
November 05 2008 1:00 AM ET

Recessionary Tremors: Larry Ortiz

Chris Caggiano

Ortiz and his partner have responded to the souring economy by scaling back how often they go out to dinner. But when they do, they make sure to patronize one of their fellow Harlem businesses.

Recessionary Tremors: Marvin Reguindin
November 05 2008 1:00 AM ET

Recessionary Tremors: Marvin Reguindin

Alex Davidson

Marvin Reguindin, president and creative director of Thinking Cap Communications and Design, a multiservice marketing firm, has noticed a drop-off in business lately, mainly from his larger clients.

Recessionary Tremors: Carol Popovich
November 05 2008 1:00 AM ET

Recessionary Tremors: Carol Popovich

Chris Caggiano

When Carol Popovich began planning for retirement, she didn't factor in a layoff.

Recessionary Tremors
November 05 2008 1:00 AM ET

Recessionary Tremors

Advocate.com Editors

Forgive us for stating the obvious, but the economy is tanking. Meet eight gay people caught in the debris.

The Poor Woman's Financial Crisis
October 22 2008 12:00 AM ET

The Poor Woman's Financial Crisis

Ali Liebegott

Investment banks fail, the stock market plummets, Congress haggles over a solution, and one woman goes food shopping in the supermarket’s free bin.

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