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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.
Employee Benefits in the wake of DOMA’s Overturn
December 10 2013 5:38 PM ET

Examining Employee Benefits in the Wake of DOMA’s Overturn

Advocate.com Editors

In this episode, we’ll be addressing some of the employee benefit changes that may come into play following the Supreme Court DOMA decision this past summer.

13 Classic Companies Top HRC's New Corporate Equality Index
December 09 2013 3:49 PM ET

America's Best Places to Work, According to HRC

Sunnivie Brydum

More than 300 corporations earned perfect scores on this year's CEI, including 13 of the top 20 Fortune 500 companies.

Virginia Bars Married Same-Sex Couples From Filing Taxes Jointly
December 03 2013 4:02 PM ET December 06 2013 4:02 PM ET

Virginia Bars Married Same-Sex Couples From Filing Taxes Jointly

Daniel Reynolds

After consulting with the office of outgoing attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia will not follow the IRS policy of allowing married same-sex couples to file state taxes jointly.

Where to Never Shop This Holiday Season
December 02 2013 6:00 AM ET

Holiday Guide: Shop Here, Not There

Advocate.com Editors

Which companies support LGBT people and which ones don't?

Kinky Boots Stars Shop at Macy's to Fight Haters
December 01 2013 6:59 PM ET

Kinky Boots Stars Shop at Macy's to Fight Haters

Lucas Grindley

The Thanksgiving Day performance by drag stars of Kinky Boots put Macy's in hot water.

Jared Polis: From Flowers and E-Cards to Congress
November 29 2013 6:00 AM ET

Jared Polis: From Flowers and E-Cards to Congress

Adam Sandel

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. Here’s a case for extending yourself beyond a single professional niche.

Salvation Army 'Does Not Consider Homosexual Orientation a Sin'
November 27 2013 1:01 PM ET

Salvation Army Doesn't Consider Homosexuality a Sin

Sunnivie Brydum

The bell-ringing charity removed two links to 'ex-gay' therapy groups from its website's resource collection for dealing with 'sexual addiction.'

Vivienne Ming: The Transformative Power of Being Yourself
November 26 2013 4:00 AM ET

Vivienne Ming: The Transformative Power of Being Yourself

Adam Sandel

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. Here’s a case for being yourself at work.

Lesbian Appalled by Homophobic Anniversary Cake
November 22 2013 4:59 PM ET November 22 2013 7:34 PM ET

Lesbian Appalled by Homophobic Anniversary Cake

Sunnivie Brydum

A lesbian in Washington, D.C., found a distasteful surprise when she opened a cake from a local bakery she'd ordered to celebrate her and her partner's anniversary.

Nike Kicks Off Marriage Campaign With $280K
November 20 2013 4:57 PM ET

Nike Kicks Off Marriage Campaign With $280K

Michelle Garcia

One of Oregon's biggest companies has announced the formation of a new political action committee.

Civil Rights Group Honors Chick-fil-A CEO, Draws Ire
November 17 2013 12:38 PM ET

Civil Rights Group Honors Chick-fil-A CEO, Draws Ire

Trudy Ring

Dan Cathy, with his history of antigay statements and donations, was a controversial choice for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta's Community Empowerment Award.

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