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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.
Caterpillar Drops Boy Scout Funding Over Gay Ban
June 14 2013 10:58 AM ET

Caterpillar Drops Boy Scout Funding Over Gay Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

A spokeswoman for the equipment manufacturer said the Scouts' ban on openly gay adults doesn't align with the company's nondiscrimination policies.

Small-Business Owners Support Antibias Laws
June 07 2013 9:23 PM ET

Small-Business Owners Support Antibias Laws

Trudy Ring

They also say protecting LGBT people from discrimination is good for the bottom line.

June 06 2013 2:00 PM ET

STUDY: Are Gays More Likely to Be Poor?

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A new study claims that LGBT Americans are actually more vulnerable to poverty than straights.

HRC Study Reveals Ongoing Discrimination Against LGBT Workers
June 04 2013 12:57 PM ET

LGBT Workers Still Suffer

Daniel Reynolds

A report released by HRC and other nonprofits reveals the substantial hurdles still faced by LGBT workers and their families.

Apple Removes 'Ex-Gay' App; Will Google Follow?
May 31 2013 5:15 PM ET

Apple Removes 'Ex-Gay' App; Will Google Follow?

Trudy Ring

Apple took down the app soon after a petition was launched, but no word from Google so far.

ExxonMobil Shareholders Cast 14th Vote Opposing Protections for LGBT Employees
May 29 2013 4:40 PM ET

ExxonMobil Rejects Protections for LGBT Employees — Again

Sunnivie Brydum

Shareholders of the oil giant voted against adding nondiscrimination protections for LGBT employees by a margin of 81% to 19%.

Want the Worst? Search for 'Gayest'
May 24 2013 7:25 PM ET

Want the Worst? Search for 'Gayest'

Trudy Ring

A search for 'gayest trends' on Google turns up 'worst trends.'

Extra Steps Await LGBT Couples in Retirement
May 15 2013 3:04 AM ET

Extra Steps Await LGBT Couples in Retirement

Advocate.com Editors

From pensions to nest eggs, planning retirement comes with complications for same-sex couples.

Harvard Prof Bashes Economist for Being Gay
May 04 2013 12:48 PM ET May 04 2013 3:49 PM ET

Harvard Prof Bashes Economist for Being Gay

Trudy Ring

Niall Ferguson says John Maynard Keynes wasn't concerned about the future because he was gay and had no children.

WATCH: Virginia Man Says 7-Eleven Fired Him for Being Gay
April 13 2013 5:29 AM ET

WATCH: Virginia Man Says 7-Eleven Fired Him for Being Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

Bradley Kindrick says he was assaulted by a customer at the 7-Eleven where he worked, and after reporting the incident, was fired for being gay.

Why Do We Delay Retirement Planning?
April 12 2013 3:00 AM ET

Why Do We Delay Retirement Planning?

Advocate.com Editors

Don't let the law's confusion over how to treat same-sex couples force you to put off important decisions.

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