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SCOTT WRAG, a CPA at Tofias PC, says he jumped ship from larger firm Ernst & Young in part because of the extra stress created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. /

Accounting firms finding Sarbanes creating stress

CPA Scott Wragg recognized that there was a problem soon after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act took effect in 2002.For 20 years at the national accounting...

Slater invests in genome sequencing

The technology is called Massively-Parallel Sanger Sequencing, and if the founder of Genome Corp. and his backers are right, it has the potential to...
DR. ALLAN H. GOROL, right, a primary care doctor and Harvard Medical School professor, addresses local physicians and policymakers at a BCBSRI-sponsored symposium last week. /

The primary issue is care for all patients’ needs

The irony, says Dr. Allan H. Goroll, is that the case for primary care has never been stronger. Study after study has shown its...
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To minimize heartache, know valuation process

This is the second in a three-part series designed to educate business owners on sources of capital for fast-growth businesses.One of the most emotional...

Bank of America sponsors local PBS nutrition show

In recognition of Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s 25th anniversary, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to help fund...

Blue Cross taps health policy expert as a VP

Shanna Marzilli has been named vice president of operations and strategic planning at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. She was...
THE FUND has made many investments in successful companies including NABsys, above, where President/CEO Barrett Bready, left, is shown conferring with VP of R&D John Oliver. /

The financing that makes great things possible

Carrying the torch of innovation for Rhode Island is an organization that searches for and detects innovative leadership, creativity and vision in individuals and...
ADAM STANDLEY, the 2007 Student Innovator, has contributed to the creation of a less expensive and more conducive substrate material. /

Perfecting superconductors to change the world

In true entrepreneurial fashion, Adam Standley spends sleepless nights thinking about the research he is conducting at Brown University.A candidate for an M.S....

Blue Cross plans cuts in jobs, programs

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has “made the difficult but necessary decision to eliminate several programs and functions, as...

Washington Trust pledges $100k to URI program

KINGSTON – The Washington Trust Charitable Foundation has made a 5-year, $100,000 pledge to the University of Rhode Island, to help support finance majors...
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