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Mark Friedman

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Mark Friedman has been with Arkansas Business since 2000. He also is an event photographer for Little Rock Soirée and occasionally writes columns about his daughter for Little Rock Family.

Friedman, who graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in history, covers health care and major Arkansas companies including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016 This article is available only in print.

Sales of luxury homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2016 to a number not seen since Arkansas Business began tracking them in 2004 – 29 homes sold for $1 million or more, up from 20 in 2015. read more >

Discipline Commission Investigates Saline County Judge

The Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission says it is investigating Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister over issues surrounding his taxes. read more >

Mercy Clinic Is Next Piece of $247M Plan

Last week, Mercy Northwest Arkansas broke ground on a 14,000-SF primary care clinic in southwest Bentonville, part of the health system's $247 million expansion project. read more >

Trial Lawyers Cringe at Changes in Deceptive Trade Practices Act

Trial lawyers say the Legislature's changes to the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act will hurt consumers. read more >

Legal Adversaries: Bar Association, State Chamber Wage War

A battle heats up as the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce begins fighting back against an Arkansas Bar Association proposal that would block the chamber's preferred version of tort reform. read more >

Deleted Texts Bring Sanctions in Turner Grain Case

A Lonoke County Circuit judge recently sanctioned K.B.X. Inc. of Benton, which is being sued by farmers who allegedly lost millions dealing with Turner Grain Inc., finding that K.B.X. intentionally deleted employees' text messages. read more >

Different Drug War Rages Over Savings, Prescription Costs

Pharmacy benefit managers, the entities that process payments between drugstores and health benefit plans, are continuing their fight against an Arkansas law that they say will raise the cost of prescription medicine. read more >

$1.02 Billion Keeps Baptist Health High on Largest Private Companies List

Baptist Health of Little Rock is benefiting from a new hospital and plans for big renovations. read more >

Letter Reveals CARTI's Plan for Improving Finances

The management company CARTI hired to help turn around the Little Rock cancer treatment organization recently released its strategy to slash costs, a plan that should result in a savings of about $7 million a year. read more >

At Annual Meeting, William Dillard II Says He's Encouraged With Recent Trends

Despite the negative news surrounding the retail industry, Dillard's Inc. CEO William Dillard II said Saturday he is encouraged with some recent trends. read more >