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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

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Tyson's Overtime Case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments earlier this month in a case brought by Tyson Foods Inc. that challenges a nearly $6 million class-action award involving overtime pay at its Iowa pork processing plant. read more >

Cooper Tire Thrives in Texarkana

Cooper Tire employs nearly 2,000 workers, most of whom are members of the United Steelworkers Local 752L, making Cooper Tire one of Arkansas' largest employers. read more >

Retail Construction Projects Fall in Arkansas

Even though fewer retail projects are under construction in Arkansas this year compared with last, retail developers aren't worried. They're busy working on retail projects for next year. read more >

Jury Awards Lion Oil $72M in Insurance Claim Fight

A jury in El Dorado awards $72 million to Lion Oil Co., which accused its insurance carriers of not paying the multimillion dollar claim tied to a months-long interruption of work at its El Dorado refinery. read more >

Court Gives EPA Deadline in Regional Haze Plan

A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas ruled Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency has until Aug. 31 to approve a regional haze plan for Arkansas, which the Sierra Club said should have been done years ago. read more >

Leslie Rutledge Engages EPA in Legal Battles

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced last week that Arkansas would join a multistate lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's new rule on ozone, the sixth legal battle she has entered with the federal agency since taking office in January. read more >

Arkansas Blood Institute Looks to Tap More Veins

In June, ABI opened its first blood donation station in Little Rock at 101 S. Shackleford Road. It's a direct competitor to the American Red Cross, which has been collecting and distributing blood in Arkansas since 1963. read more >

Retail Analysts Say Wal-Mart's Become Too Big to Manage

For Wal-Mart's annual revenue to grow by just 1 percent, the retailer would need to add the revenue of a Fortune 500 company. But some retail watchers wonder whether Wal-Mart's massive size has made it too big to manage. read more >

Wal-Mart Lawsuits Continue Over Tracy Morgan Accident

Wal-Mart's settlement of the lawsuit over events involving the 2014 vehicle wreck that injured comedian Tracy Morgan didn't end the legal fight. read more >

Adjunct Professors' Low Pay A Savings For Colleges

Arkansas Business surveyed more than a dozen public colleges and universities across the state and found adjunct salaries paid generally between $2,000 and $2,500 at four-year schools. read more >