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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

UAMS' Projected Deficit Rises to $72M This article is available only in print.

UAMS is reviewing ways to increase revenue and slash costs, including possible layoffs to its staff of about 10,000. It is one of the state's largest employers. read more >

UA System Names Two Finalists for UAMS Chancellor

University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt on Friday named two finalists in the search for the next chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. read more >

Attorney's Many Hats Complicate Redstone Trust Case

The May 2016 death of Michael Allen Lasiter, who owned Redstone Construction Group Inc. of Little Rock, has led to litigation over the handling of his trust, which is expected to be worth more than $10 million after estate taxes are paid. read more >

Ex-Partner Alleges Walter Quinn Used Straw Borrowers

A former business partner has alleged under oath that he and others served as straw borrowers so that Walter Quinn of Little Rock could access money from Heartland Bank, where Quinn was a director and its leading shareholder. read more >

CARTI Posts 2-Month Loss: $1.4 Million

Adam Head, CARTI's president and CEO, attributed the loss in the first two months to lower than expected patient volume and to payments made to its management consultant. read more >

Marijuana Insurance Buds in Arkansas

The moment last year that Arkansas voters approved the use of medical marijuana, Paul Dunn knew he wanted to sell insurance for the industry. But it won't be easy. The federal government still considers marijuana illegal. read more >

Harassers Put Employers In Legal Peril

As a steady stream of sexual harassment allegations has surfaced in the media in recent weeks, some legal experts have predicted that those allegations will make their way to court in the form of lawsuits against the accusers' employers. read more >

Liquor Wholesaler Glazer's Charged Wal-Mart More, Suit Says

A former vice president at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits LLC has alleged in a lawsuit that it charged Wal-Mart Stores Inc. more for alcohol than other retailers. read more >

Cantrell Drug Co. Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Cantrell Drug Co. of North Little Rock filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, listing $7.46 million in debts. read more >

Cash Offers & Rival Bids: Inside Bear State Bank's $391M Sale

Randy Dennis, the president of DD&F Consulting, thought Arvest Bank of Fayetteville and Bear State Bank of Little Rock would be a good fit. read more >