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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

Taylor & Taylor Sues a Rival: Taylor & Taylor

Tasha and Andy Taylor, the husband-and-wife lawyers who operate the Taylor & Taylor law firm of Little Rock, have sued a Benton law firm with the same name in an attempt to get it to stop using the name and similar logo. read more >

Raising Arkansas Money For Arkansas Companies This article is available only in print.

A new venture capital firm in Conway seeks to raise $20 million to focus on startups in Arkansas. read more >

First Security Bank Sues Lauren James for Allegedly Defaulting on Loan

First Security Bank sued women's clothing company Lauren James of Fayetteville on Thursday seeking $338,720, the unpaid balance of a $400,000 business loan. read more >

The Pros and Cons of Arkansas Tort Reform

With less than five months before the November vote on capping attorney's fees and damages, groups for and against tort reform in Arkansas are making their case with money. read more >

License Not Renewed for UAMS' Myeloma Institute Director

The state medical board will not renew the educational license of Dr. Gareth Morgan, director of the UAMS Myeloma Institute, until he completes a course for distressed physicians. read more >

UAMS' Turbulent Year Was Years in the Making

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' financial troubles slowly simmered for years before bubbling over in the fall. read more >

Roach Manufacturing Accuses Accountant of Embezzling $4.5M

A family-owned manufacturing company in Poinsett County accused its longtime accountant of embezzling more than $4.5 million over a decade. read more >

Skyline Health to Exit Nursing Home Industry

Skyline Health, which recently saw two of its 21 skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas put into receivership, is leaving the nursing home business. read more >

Arkansas Heart Hospital Planning New Hospital, Medical Complex

The Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock is planning to build a new hospital and medical complex in Bryant, according to documents submitted to the Bryant City Development Review Committee. read more >

Arkansas Heart Hospital Keeps Up Steady Flow

Even though cardiac surgeries are down across the country, Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock hasn't missed a beat. read more >