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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

In Arkansas, Rules Restrict e-Services By Physicians

Teladoc Inc. of Dallas is the latest telemedicine provider to be shut out of Arkansas because of Arkansas State Medical Board rules involving physician-patient relationships. read more >

First Southern Bank Missed Red Flags With Kevin Lewis Fraud, BKD Says

The accounting firm BKD LLC is blaming the collapse of First Southern Bank in Batesville on the failure of bank officers and officials to detect former Little Rock attorney Kevin Lewis' fraud. read more >

Finances Force Hoxie To Leave Regional Group

The city of Hoxie left the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority, an economic development group, because it couldn't afford the annual fees. read more >

Neurological Caretaker Gets $2.1M Judgment as Family of Former Patient Points Fingers

After a two-year federal court fight that involved a trip to bankruptcy court, a Virginia rehabilitation center earlier this month was finally paid $2.1 million for providing five years of care to an Arkansan injured when a surgeon operated on the wrong side of his brain in 2004. read more >

Urgent Care Walk-in Clinics Expanding in Arkansas

Doctors, retailers and hospitals have been opening urgent care facilities or walk-in clinics to lure patients with non-life-threatening injuries away from hospital emergency rooms in a trend that has been slow to arrive in Arkansas. read more >

Fayetteville Health Management Firm Sold

TrestleTree Inc., of Fayetteville, which provides health management services to large employers, has been sold to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of Wellesley, Massachusetts. read more >

CHI St. Vincent, Conway Regional Close to Forming Alliance

CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock and Conway Regional Health System should have an alliance in place by the end of February. read more >

UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016. read more >

Arkansas Grand Jury Indicts 3 for Trying to Steal USDA Money

Three people, including two state Department of Human Services workers, were indicted Thursday as part of a scheme to steal federal Department of Agriculture money. read more >

UAMS' ER Doctors On Call at Chicot Memorial

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences recently started a pilot program to provide telemedicine emergency services to Chicot Memorial Medical Center. read more >

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