Business

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

Caterpillar Drops Boy Scout Funding Over Gay Ban

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

Small-Business Owners Support Antibias Laws

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

STUDY: Are Gays More Likely to Be Poor?

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

HRC Study Reveals Ongoing Discrimination Against LGBT Workers

LGBT Workers Still Suffer

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

ExxonMobil Shareholders Cast 14th Vote Opposing Protections for LGBT Employees

ExxonMobil Rejects Protections for LGBT Employees — Again

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

Harvard Prof Bashes Economist for Being Gay
May 04 2013 4:49 PM ET

Harvard Prof Bashes Economist for Being Gay

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

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

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.

Gay-Friendly JCPenney CEO Sacked

Gay-Friendly JCPenney CEO Sacked

JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson, who defended the choice of Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson and placed gay couples in advertisements, is leaving after 17 months.

Op-ed: Boot Camp for Home Buyers

Op-ed: Boot Camp for Home Buyers

With interest rates near records lows, and housing prices on the rise, the housing market seems to be heating up again. Financial Planner David Rae walks you through some tips to help you make a sound home purchase.

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