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.
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

Activists Urge Berenstain Bears to Dump Chick fil A
August 09 2012 5:38 PM ET

Petition: No Berenstain Bears at Chick-fil-A

Daniel Reynolds

HarperCollins, publisher of the popular Berenstain Bears children’s books, is being pressured to sever ties with Chick-fil-A due to its president’s controversial comments against same-sex marr

Financial Planner Outlines the Pro and Con of Gay Marriage for Your Finances
August 09 2012 3:00 AM ET

The Pro and Con of Gay Marriage for Your Finances

David Rae

When it comes to making your union official, certified financial planner David Rae says there are financial reasons it sometimes makes sense to wait for federal recognition of your marriage.

Chicago Gay Group and Cardinal Enter Chick fil A Battle
August 03 2012 1:49 PM ET

Whose 'Chicago Values'? Gay Group, Cardinal Join in Chick-fil-A Fray

Trudy Ring

A Windy City gay organization files a discrimination claim against the company, while the local Catholic archbishop uses the controversy to rail against 'gender-free marriage.'

Graffiti Says Chicken Tastes Like Hate
August 03 2012 12:51 PM ET August 03 2012 3:10 PM ET

Mmm — Chicken 'Tastes Like Hate,' Says Graffiti

Trudy Ring

A Chick-fil-A in Torrance, Calif., was vandalized overnight with graffiti saying its food 'Tastes Like Hate.'