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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

Battle Over Air Ambulance Pay Lands in Arkansas

Air Evac EMS Inc. of O'Fallon, Missouri, an air ambulance operator, says it is owed $10 million or more by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, which hasn't properly paid for medical flights provided to policyholders. read more >

Trustee Charges Collusion in Allens' Case

The trustee in Allens Inc.'s Chapter 7 liquidation has accused some creditors of scheming to buy the Siloam Springs vegetable and food processor out of bankruptcy in 2014 in order to save themselves millions while leaving most creditors holding an empty bag. read more >

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

Sales of seven-figure homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2015, but the million-dollar houses remain a small part of the market. read more >

At Annual Meeting, William Dillard Says Apparel Retailers Face Grim Times

Dillard's Inc. isn't alone in its poor first quarter results, CEO William Dillard II said Saturday at the annual shareholder's meeting. read more >

J.B. Hunt Gives $5M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell announces a $5 million donation to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale. read more >

Wal-Mart, Walmart Foundation Give $8M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the Walmart Foundation are donating $8 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale. read more >

In Fraud By Kevin Lewis, Blame Is On Trial

In a civil trial scheduled to start next Monday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will blame regional accounting firm BKD LLC for failing to uncover the massive fraud that led to the 2010 failure of First Southern Bank of Batesville. read more >

Arkansas Convention Center Troubles Dog Texarkana Investor

Dr. Hiren D. Patel's investments in a convention center and hotels on both sides of Texarkana have turned into one financial headache after another. read more >

Fulton County Hospital Gets a Partner: White River Health System

White River Health System in Batesville has agreed to help Fulton County Hospital save money and improve health care by entering into an affiliation agreement. read more >

Crittenden Hospital Association Bankruptcy Case Could Last Into 2018

It might take another two years before the Crittenden Hospital Association's Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation is over, the trustee in the case said last week. read more >