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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

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 >

CARTI Losses Bring Worry, Advice for Financial Cure Inside New Center

CARTI already was experiencing operating losses before it opened its $88 million cancer center in west Little Rock last November. Since then, operating losses have widened to $20.5 million over the last three fiscal years and a financial benchmark for its $49 million bond wasn't reached. read more >

CARTI Doctors Highest-Paid on Nonprofits List

Of the top six positions on this year's list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees ranked by total compensation, four are occupied by CARTI physicians. read more >

Trustee: Turner Grain Transferred $100M to Related Firms

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley transferred nearly $100 million to its related companies a year before it filed for bankruptcy protection, according to lawsuits recently filed by its Chapter 7 trustee. read more >

Women & Infants Center Opens at Washington Regional Medical Center

Washington Regional Medical System's $65 million Women & Infants Center in Fayetteville will start taking patients on Monday. read more >

Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas Remain in Talks

The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas, which was formed by some of the biggest health care organizations in Arkansas last October, continues its discussions on the best ways to reduce health care costs. read more >

Arkansas Sidesteps Some Obamacare Problems with Unique Mix

The Affordable Care Act has been a mixture of good and bad news for Arkansas, but the state's unique approach to expanding Medicaid has resulted in a different experience from that making national headlines. read more >

Address Design Flaws of Affordable Care Act, Participants Say

The insurance industry is in the business of managing risk, but under the ACA, everyone pays the same amount for the same health insurance plan, regardless of what the health status of a person is. read more >