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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.
WATCH: It Gets Awkward on CNBC as Apple's Tim Cook Called Openly Gay
June 27 2014 6:03 PM ET

CNBC Gets Awkward, Calling Apple's CEO Openly Gay

Lucas Grindley

Apple CEO Tim Cook was once again the center of speculation — this time, on CNBC.

Teen Restaurant Worker Forced to Wear 'Gaytard' Name Tag
June 26 2014 2:40 PM ET

Teen Restaurant Worker Forced to Wear 'Gaytard' Tag

Michelle Garcia

An employee at a Taco John's in South Dakota says he was bullied by his boss and forced to wear a name tag bearing a slur.

STUDY: What's the Most Gay-Friendly Brand?
June 23 2014 6:27 PM ET

STUDY: What's the Most Gay-Friendly Brand?

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

LGBT consumers voted, and the results are in for BrandIndex's annual list of companies most revered by our community.

Former BP CEO: Outing 'Best Thing That Ever Happened'
June 23 2014 3:47 PM ET

Former BP CEO: Outing 'Best Thing That Ever Happened'

Trudy Ring

Lord John Browne doesn't endorse outing, but hopes his new book will encourage other top execs to come out and to create LGBT-friendly workplaces.

Cheryl Traverse: Out at Last
June 21 2014 6:00 AM ET

Cheryl Traverse: Out at Last

Adam Sandel

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. Here’s a case for pursuing community-minded goals after retirement.

WATCH: Allstate Wants LGBTs to Be #OutHoldingHands
June 16 2014 2:11 PM ET

WATCH: Allstate Wants LGBTs to Be #OutHoldingHands

Daniel Reynolds

The video promoting LGBT acceptance is set to music by out singer Eli Lieb.

George Takei Wants to Know: Are You Afraid of PDA?
June 16 2014 1:40 PM ET

George Takei Wants to Know: Are You Afraid of PDA?

Lucas Grindley

He shared a video that he says should help end "the ick factor" in public discourse.

Texas: Antigay Eatery Goes Gay On Yelp
June 02 2014 7:06 PM ET

Texas: Antigay Eatery Goes Gay — On Yelp

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Internet activists have used Yelp to retaliate against a restaurant owner who says men who don't 'act like men' are not allowed in his establishment.

Colo. Bakery Did Discriminate Against Gay Couple
June 02 2014 4:53 PM ET June 03 2014 11:14 AM ET

Colo. Bakery Did Discriminate Against Gay Couple

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite two rulings affirming that Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., violated state law by refusing to serve a same-sex couple, LGBT advocates caution that similar attempts to subvert antidiscrimination laws are likely.

Op-ed: LGBTs, Know Your Worth
June 02 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: LGBTs, Know Your Worth

Chris Classen

LGBT Americans are estimated to spend at least $860 billion in 2014, so why aren't more businesses actively courting consumers?

Joshua Dziabiak: To Be Young, Gifted, and Gay
May 31 2014 5:00 AM ET

Joshua Dziabiak: To Be Young, Gifted, and Gay

Adam Sandel

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. Here’s a case for never letting age be an obstacle to achieving success.

May 30 2014 2:53 PM ET

Gay Publisher of Spartacus Guide, Bruno Gmünder, Out of Business?

The largest German gay publishing house, known for Spartacus and sexy art books, faces an uncertain future

 Gay Ex-CNN Employee Sues Network After Termination for 'Flamboyant' Attire
May 23 2014 2:06 PM ET

Gay Ex-CNN Employee Sues Network After Termination for 'Flamboyant' Attire

Daniel Reynolds

Was it a violation of dress code or discrimination that led to the termination of the colorfully dressed William Kane from CNN?

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