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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.
The Financial Effects of DOMA: Newlywed Financial Decisions
November 06 2013 5:06 PM ET

The Financial Effects of DOMA: Newlywed Financial Decisions

Advocate.com Editors

With the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn DOMA and Prop 8, in this episode we want to examine how this affects newlywed same sex couples in terms of their rights and financial decisions.

The Financial Effects of DOMA: State Versus Federal Law
November 06 2013 5:00 PM ET

The Financial Effects of DOMA: State Versus Federal Law

Advocate.com Editors

Prior to the Supreme Court's overturning of DOMA and Prop 8, LGBT couples’ unions were not considered equal to “marriage” in the eyes of the federal government. But now some same sex couples can enjoy the benefits as heterosexual married couples.

Barilla Pasta Announces New Company 'Diversity and Inclusion' Initiative
November 04 2013 3:23 PM ET

Barilla Pasta Announces New Company 'Diversity and Inclusion' Initiative

Jase Peeples

The pasta company is making a corporate commitment to diversity with a new leadership initiative in response to earlier antigay comments made by company chairman Guido Barilla.

Hallmark Removes 'Gay' Lyric From Holiday Ornament
November 01 2013 12:55 PM ET

Hallmark Removes 'Gay' Lyric From Holiday Ornament

Jase Peeples

After receiving a wave of criticism, Hallmark is apologizing for replacing the word 'gay' with 'fun' on a new holiday ornament.

Jelly Belly Chairman Donates to Anti-Trans Campaign
October 25 2013 4:22 PM ET

Jelly Belly Chairman Donates to Anti-Trans Campaign

Lucas Grindley

Records show the chairman of the board for Jelly Belly Candy Company gave thousands to the campaign in California.

City Gov. Blocks Lesbian From Opening Gay Bar
October 02 2013 1:33 PM ET

City Gov't Blocks Lesbian From Opening Gay Bar

Michelle Garcia

The bar owner plans to take members of her City Council and mayor to court over the blocking of her permit.

Six Scrumptious Pro-Gay Pastas
September 30 2013 6:00 AM ET

6 Scrumptious Pro-Gay Pastas

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Here are some tasty options for those wanting to follow Barilla's antigay chairman's advice and 'eat someone else's pasta.'

September 29 2013 3:45 PM ET

Barilla's Competitors Declare 'Pasta for All'

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Bertolli and Buitoni have posted Facebook responses to Barilla's antigay comments.

Guido Barilla Puts His Apology on Video This Time
September 27 2013 8:25 PM ET

WATCH: Guido Barilla Puts Apology on Video This Time

Lucas Grindley

The chairman of pasta-maker Barilla has released a video apology after gay people decided to take him up on a suggestion to "go eat another brand."

ExxonMobil Will Extend Employee Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
September 27 2013 4:10 PM ET

ExxonMobil Changes Policy for Gay Employees

Daniel Reynolds

To comply with federal law, the oil giant announced that it would begin offering benefits to the spouses of its gay and lesbian employees October 1.

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