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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

Arkansas Nonprofits Hold Breath For Year-End This article is available only in print.

As a result of changes to the federal tax code, donations to charities are expected to fall by $13.1 billion annually in the United States, according to a May 2017 study by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. read more >

CARTI Sees Improvement In Finances

Adam Head, CARTI's president and CEO said the Little Rock cancer treatment center's financial improvement for the fiscal year that ended June 30 should be defined as a “transformation." read more >

Unusual Legal Battle Is a Textbook Case

Lawsuits have littered the path of James and Terry Barnes and their textbook enterprises, with allegations ranging from competition against companies they co-own to selling counterfeit materials. read more >

Little Rock Lawyer Dies, Stranding Clients' Cash

Two of Robert Holitik's newest clients are scrambling to get their retainer money back after Holitik died unexpectedly and without a succession plan for his solo law practice. read more >

Bottom Line Taking Time to Get Better for Arkansas Hospitals

2017 was a tough year for some Arkansas hospitals, and the situation could be getting worse. read more >

CHI St. Vincent Acquires Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic

CHI St. Vincent of Little Rock acquires the Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic, a multi-specialty clinic which provides care to patients in central Arkansas read more >

Walmart Hits Gas In Going Greener

After a decade of success in its sweeping sustainability efforts, Walmart Inc. is working on a new goal: slashing greenhouse gas production in its supply chain. read more >

Urgent Care Joins Surgery as Arkansas Surgical Hospital Niche

Arkansas Surgical Hospital has expanded into the quick, convenient health care segment that has swept across Arkansas in recent years. read more >

Obamacare Lawsuit Stirs Worries for Insurers

Arkansas and 19 other Republican-led states are taking their shot at dismantling the Affordable Care Act, rekindling the anxieties of health care executives who fear thousands of Arkansans could lose insurance coverage. read more >

Former Attorney Matt Henry Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $400K

Former Little Rock Attorney Matthew Henry waived indictment and pleaded guilty to wire fraud in U.S. District Court in connection with stealing more than $400,000 from a client. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 19 by U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson in Little Rock. read more >