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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

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 >

National Park Medical Center on List For High Markups

An official with National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs last week blasted a report that said the hospital had one of the highest price markups in the country. read more >

ACLU Monitoring Ten Commandments Monument Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is monitoring the progress of a new law that allows the state of Arkansas to place a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Capitol in Little Rock. read more >

Choosing Arkansas Judges: Elections or Selections?

Two high-profile cases have brought renewed attention to the question of whether Arkansas' system of electing state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges needs fixing. read more >

14 Most Expensive Home Sales of 2014 in Pulaski County

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County remained flat in 2014. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, the same figure as in 2013. But 2015 could see more $1 million homes sold. read more >

Affordable Care Act Pushes Up Revenue for Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield's remarkable 42.6 percent surge in revenue in 2014 over the previous year is mainly a result of the Affordable Care Act. read more >

High-Dollar Drugs Part of the Package for Blue Cross Blue Shield

While the politics of insurance has garnered the most ink, Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield has also been busy trying to manage the high costs of specialty prescription drugs. read more >

Monticello Fights Back in $10M Water Project Case

The city of Monticello filed its counterclaim on Friday against the Illinois contractor hired for a $10 million water project. read more >

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