A story in Tuesday's "Briefcase" column mischaracterized part of Spark Therapeutics' financial situation. The company, according to its Securities and Exchange Commission filing, has "incurred net losses since inception" and has "an accumulated deficit of $122.6 million" as of Sept. 30, 2015, but has not issued corporate bonds or debt.

In a Sunday "Cause & Celebration" item on the Pennsylvania SPCA's Bark & Whine event, the names of SPCA chief executive officer Jerry Buckley and event attendees Chazz Lopez and Amber Bowen were given incorrectly.