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.
Transforming LGBT Purchasing

Transforming LGBT Purchasing

A new business initiative called OSL Holdings has grand ambitions to change spending habits among African-Americans, Latinos, women, and gays. OSL wants to connect the dots between minority shoppers and the companies that support them; their hope is to also communicate to major companies that marketing to these groups is profitable, and to provide tools to corporations to see if they're reaching such people.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Finally Does a Big Interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook Finally Takes Questions

Tim Cook spoke extensively about the value of transparency and diversity to his business.

City Grant to Help Build Housing for LGBT Seniors in SF

City Grant to Help Build Housing for S.F. LGBT Seniors

The project had been stalled for some time, but the grant promises to revive it.

Financial Planner Sounds Off on Romney, Buffett and Financial Victims

Op-ed: Romney, Buffett and Financial Victims

At least some of the sentiment defeated presidential candidate Mitt Romney expressed in that now infamous videotape rings true for those of us living paycheck to paycheck.

Out Entrepreneur Helps Companies Regroup

Out Entrepreneur Helps Companies ‘Regroup’

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the group’s founder is also an entrepreneur.

Will Boeing Deny Pension Benefits to Married Gay Couples?

Will Boeing Deny Pension Benefits to Married Gay Couples?

A union source said the corporation would not provide pension survivor benefits to same-sex married couples in Washington despite advocating for the new marriage equality law.

Financial Planning Firms Losing Big Opportunity With LGBT Clients

Financial Planning Firms Losing Big Opportunity With LGBT Clients

Financial services companies are not meeting the very specific needs of LGBT customers, according to a new online survey by Prudential Financial.

Man Wins Case Against Employer Who Demoted Him for Facebook Comments

Man Wins Case Against Employer Who Demoted Him for Facebook Comments

The British man who tested the boundaries of what an employee is allowed to say against gay people on his personal Facebook page has won a court challenge.

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