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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

Price-Fixing Lawsuit Triggers More Litigation Against Tyson

A lawsuit alleging a massive price-fixing conspiracy involving Tyson Foods Inc. and other chicken producers has sparked more litigation against the Springdale meat producer. read more >

Re-examining New Avenues to the Arkansas Supreme Court

The Arkansas Bar Association said last week that it isn't looking at another proposed state constitutional amendment creating a system in which state Supreme Court justices would be appointed rather than elected. read more >

The Trump Effect: Arkansans Brace for Obamacare Repeal

With Obamacare in critical condition, Arkansas hospital officials are closely watching Washington while warning that it's too early to predict an outcome. read more >

Regions Center Owners File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Most of the owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection — about a month before a hearing to decide whether to appoint a receiver for the property. read more >

Holidays Should Buoy Dillard's Slow Sales

Holiday spending is expected to increase this year, which should be welcome news for Dillard's Inc. The Little Rock retail chain has seen five straight quarters of same-store sales decreases. read more >

EEOC Investigating Dillard's Promotions

Dillard's Inc.'s resistance to a long-running race discrimination investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proved futile: A federal judge has ordered the Little Rock retailer to turn over contact information so that hundreds of past and current employees can be surveyed. read more >

Group Trend Continues for Dentists

Last month, when Jordan Cooper sold five of his dental locations in Arkansas to Rock Dental Brands of Little Rock for $1.7 million, he became the latest in a trend of dentists selling to a larger group practice. read more >

Wal-Mart Faces More Damages In Wage Case

A California jury has ruled against Wal-Mart in a class-action case challenging truck driver pay policies. read more >

Tax Credits Help Little Rock Company Raise $1.25M for Movies

Gary Newton hopes "Antiquities," which filmed primarily in North Little Rock, will be the first in a string of movies to come out of the startup film production company he created with Graham Gordy and Daniel Campbell. read more >

Class-Action Watchdog Says Sanctions Should Stand Against Attorneys

A group tells the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that sanctions should stand against five plaintiffs' attorneys who were found to have abused the court system in their manipulation of a controversial case. read more >