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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

Parents Sue Fayetteville School District Over Girls' Sports

The families of three Fayetteville High School softball players have hauled the Fayetteville School District into court over allegations that the district treats the boys' teams better than the girls'. read more >

Jonesboro Building $1.2M Roundabout

The bid for the project was opened last week, and it appeared Seagraves Construction Inc. of Maynard was the low bidder with a $1.2 million bid, according to Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department spokesman Danny Straessle. read more >

Matt Lile Gets 1 Year in Prison for Embezzlement

John Mathis "Matt" Lile of Little Rock was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for embezzling more than $100,000 from the insurance company where he was president. read more >

Update: Million-Dollar Dream Home in Hillcrest Focus of Lawsuit

The perfect home became a nightmare for Dr. Joel Dworkin when he discovered his $1.25 million manor in Little Rock's Hillcrest neighborhood had leaky windows and other issues that would cost more than $300,000 to repair. read more >

Crittenden County Hospital Reopening Rests on Vote

Crittenden County residents will go to the polls on Tuesday to vote on a 1 percent sales tax that would be used to reopen the Crittenden Regional Hospital, which closed last year. read more >

Jones Innovative Seeks FDA OK for Blood-Draw Device

The Bifurcated Venous Access Device allows medical providers to draw blood from the same tube used for IV fluids. Spencer Jones entered the product in the ARK Challenge Demo Day in Little Rock in November and won a $150,000 investment. read more >

Medicaid Fraud Leads To $33.6M Lawsuit Against LR Care Center

The alleged Medicaid fraud at Step-by-Step Senior Care Inc. of Little Rock was so widespread that the company billed for services that a fictitious employee didn't provide. read more >

Consumer Suits Against Collection Firms Growing

A growing number of Arkansas consumers, with the encouragement of plaintiffs' lawyers, are suing debt collection firms alleging the way the debt was collected violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. read more >

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport Starts $1.8 Million in Construction Projects

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport will begin several construction projects this month that are worth a total of $1.84 million. read more >

Former Hogs QB Clint Stoerner Tangles with Former Business Partners

What started out as a perfect partnership between former Razorbacks star quarterback Clint Stoerner and three businessmen to form a Little Rock insurance agency has turned into a courtroom battle. read more >

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