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.
Chick fil A Expands in Bay Area
August 25 2012 2:05 PM ET

Chick-fil-A Expands in Bay Area

Trudy Ring

The opening of a restaurant in San Jose was met with protests of the chain's antigay donations and its executives' antigay stances.

WeHo Makes Rainbow Crosswalks Permanent
August 22 2012 12:35 PM ET

WeHo Makes Rainbow Crosswalks Permanent

Camille Beredjick

In West Hollywood, the gay center of greater Los Angeles, a decoration meant to celebrate Pride month will now become a permanent fixture,

Romney Campaign Spent $500 at Chick fil A
August 21 2012 2:03 PM ET

Romney Ate Mor Chikin: Campaign Spent $500 at Chick-fil-A

Neal Broverman

The Obama campaign may be outspending the Romney campaign, but the latter is not scrimping when it comes to feeding its staff: Romney staffers recently helped consume nearly $500 worth of food at C

Peter Thiel Makes $400 Million From Original Facebook Investment
August 21 2012 12:30 PM ET

Gay Investor Makes $400 Million From Original Facebook Investment

Michelle Garcia

PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel has reportedly sold 20.6 million Class A Facebook shares, earning him approximately $400 million on his original $500,000 investment.

Tips to Becoming a Financially Savvy Gay
August 16 2012 3:00 AM ET

Tips to Becoming a Financially Savvy Gay

David Rae

While not only a problem for gay people, consumerism is sometimes out of control and stunting our futures. Certified financial planner David Rae has some advice on the fight.

NC University Suspends Relationship With Chick fil A
August 13 2012 2:30 PM ET August 13 2012 3:28 PM ET

N.C. University Suspends Relationship With Chick-fil-A

Neal Broverman

Responding to a petition, North Carolina's Davidson College will stop serving Chick-fil-A at itsmonthly After Midnight events.

Maryland Chick fil A Vandalized With Stickers Rainbow Flag
August 13 2012 12:39 PM ET

Maryland Chick-fil-A Vandalized With Stickers, Rainbow Flag

Lauren Jow

It's the second time in a week a Chick-fil-A franchise has been vandalized. 

Gay Business Apt2B Needs LGBT Votes This Month
August 13 2012 3:00 AM ET

Gay Business Apt2B Needs LGBT Votes This Month

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Mat Herman, the owner of Apt2B in Los Angeles, wants that "Most Inventive Award' from Daily Candy.

Police Arrest Chick fil A Graffiti Vandal
August 10 2012 3:20 PM ET

Chick-fil-A Graffiti Vandal Arrested

Lauren Jow

The West Hollywood artist who claimed responsibility for painting “Tastes Like Hate” on a Torrance, Calif., Chick-fil-A has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Dallas Officer Under Investigation For Chick fil A Intimidation
August 09 2012 7:40 PM ET

Dallas Officer Under Investigation For Chick-fil-A Intimidation

Daniel Reynolds

A Dallas police sergeant is under investigation after bringing a Chick-fil-A sandwich back to the station — and allegedly making inappropriate comments to two lesbian police officers about the purc