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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

Tax Questions Dog Candidate For Garland County District Judgeship

Six months before Tamra Barrett announced her candidacy for Garland County district judge, the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration released a lien filed against her and her husband for not paying state income tax. read more >

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2017 This article is available only in print.

Last year, 33 homes sold for $1 million or more, the highest number since Arkansas Business began tracking them in 2004. read more >

Compensation for Walmart's McMillon Reaches $22.8M

Walmart Inc. President and CEO C. Douglas McMillon saw his total compensation increase about 2 percent for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 compared with the previous year. read more >

Cantrell Drug Agrees to Stop Making and Selling Drugs

Cantrell Drug Co. of Little Rock agrees to stop making and selling drugs until it complies with federal regulators' requests for changes, ending a civil lawsuit filed by federal regulators. read more >

Unpaid Bills Cloud Jonesboro Hyatt Project

The owner of the Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center project is accused of defaulting on a $1.5 million settlement agreement with contractors, sparking a new round of legal action against the developer. read more >

CARTI Lays Off 17 Employees, Eliminates 5 More Positions

CARTI of Little Rock eliminated 22 positions on Thursday, including 17 that were occupied, as part of what CEO Adam Head called a restructuring aimed at making the cancer treatment nonprofit "strong and sustainable." read more >

Total Compensation Increases for Dillard Family Members

In 2017, Dillard family members who work at Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock saw their total compensation packages rise. read more >

Taboo Topic in Medicine Gets Closer Look: Doctor Suicides

Doctors do try to kill themselves, and sometimes succeed. It's difficult to say for certain how many physicians commit suicide or attempt to take their lives, but the number is believed to be at least 400 annually across the country. Now the medical profession is starting to recognize the problem of depression in its industry. read more >

Bankruptcy Judge Rules Against Cantrell Drug

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge rules against Cantrell Drug Co.'s request to stay a federal regulators' civil lawsuit, which now threatens to put the Little Rock compounding pharmacy out of business. read more >

Cantrell Drug Still Feeling Heat of FDA

Federal regulators said last week that it still has concerns about sanitary conditions at Cantrell Drug Co. and asked a U.S. Bankruptcy judge to let them go forward with a lawsuit to stop the Little Rock company from selling the drugs it produces. read more >