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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

Lindsey's Resort Closes Amid $3M Foreclosure Lawsuit

Lindsey's Resort on the Little Red River in Heber Springs has announced that it is closing, the result of a $3 million foreclosure lawsuit filed by its bank. read more >

Mississippi County Hospitals Expect To See Tax Revenue

Ralph Beaty, the CEO of the Mississippi County Hospital System, already has a list of projects to fund with the money generated from the 0.5 percent countywide sales tax that voters approved in October. read more >

UAMS To Start Dental Program

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will start its general practice dental residency program in July with two students. read more >

Allens' Successor Sager Creek Also Faced Financial Trouble

The company that bought Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs out of bankruptcy was just a week away from filing its own Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, according to the trustee for Allens. Sager Creek Vegetable Co. “had significant cash-flow problems,” Allens' Chapter 7 Trustee R. Ray Fulmer II of Fort Smith told Arkansas Business. read more >

Del Monte Will Close Sager Creek Operation in Wisconsin

Del Monte Foods of San Francisco, which recently bought Sager Creek Vegetable Co. of Siloam Springs, says it will close a vegetable processing plant in Pulaski, Wisconsin. read more >

Bayer Healthcare Whistleblower Still Fighting To Regain Job

A Little Rock man who sued a pharmaceutical company for firing him in 2010 after reporting a health care fraud continues to fight to get his old job back. read more >

Michael Morton Has Been Giving to Schools for Years

Morton, who has been in the nursing home industry for more than 40 years and has 27 nursing homes in Arkansas, said education has always been a passion. read more >

Nursing Home Magnate Michael Morton Considered a Top Political Donor

Nursing home magnate Michael Morton has long been considered a go-to guy for those looking to raise political campaign money in Arkansas. read more >

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire. read more >

Former Fayetteville Business Owner Found Guilty of Bank Fraud

A U.S. District Court jury in Fayetteville found the former owner of a defunct Fayetteville leasing company guilty Monday of two counts of bank fraud against First Security Bank. read more >