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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

Lawsuit Hits Nerve for Former Friends Fighting Over Medical Fees Earned

A legal case between Dr. Eren Erdem and Dr. Scott Schlesinger serves as a cautionary tale about the importance of having a contract in place and how quickly a friendship can sour when money is involved. read more >

Health Insurers Report Rising Premium

2013 was another good year for nearly all of the companies on Arkansas Business' list of the largest health insurance companies that write premium in the state. read more >

Crittenden Regional Hospital Will Close Sept. 7

Crittenden Regional Hospital will close its doors permanently on Sept. 7, citing "the challenges of a struggling economy and continued declines in patient volume and reimbursement." read more >

Farmers Wait for Turner Grain's Next Move

Some farmers doing business with Turner Grain apparently had only oral contracts with Turner, one agriculture expert says. That lack of formal contracts could complicate a Turner bankruptcy. read more >

UAMS Gets $2.1M For Marshallese Health Study

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has been awarded a $2.1 million grant to attempt to reduce diabetes in the Marshallese community in northwest Arkansas. read more >

Women Doctors Sue Veterans Affairs Over Unequal Pay

Two women emergency room doctors at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock have sued the Department of Veterans Affairs for allegedly not paying them the same as men in the same position. read more >

Judge Orders Turner Grain Not to Dispose of Assets

A Lee County Circuit judge on Wednesday ordered Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley and its related entities not to sell any assets that might belong to a group of farmers who sued them. read more >

Turner Grain Officers No Longer Principals in Related Company

Two of the top officers at Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley are no longer listed as principals in a related company, according to the National Futures Association. read more >

8 Farmers File Fraud Lawsuit Against Turner Grain

A group of farmers sue Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. for fraud, saying they haven't been paid for grains they sold to the Brinkley company. And Bruce Oakley Inc. of North Little Rock files an interpleader asking a judge to decide what to do with the $360,000 it owes Turner. read more >

Bruce Oakley To Give Turner Grain Money To Judge

A North Little Rock company plans to hand over money it owes Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley to a judge to decide how to divide it among Turner's creditors. read more >