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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

PinPoint Testing Raises $1.2M for Expansion

PinPoint Testing LLC of Little Rock, which offers drug testing and consulting services, recently raised $1.2 million to fuel its growth. read more >

Staying in Searcy Fits Youthful Tastes

Harding students are not only deciding to stay in Searcy after graduating, the millennials are also following the movement of buying and eating locally, which has helped new restaurants. read more >

Punishment for John Goodson Gets New Look on Appeal

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments last week to determine if a sanction will stand against attorney John Goodson of Texarkana and four other lawyers found to have engaged in “forum shopping” in an Arkansas class-action case. read more >

CARTI CEO Jan Burford Retires

Jan Burford, the president and CEO of CARTI for more than 26 years, retired Friday as the cancer treatment organization continues to work through its financial issues. read more >

8th Circuit Hears Forum Shopping Case Involving Goodson

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday to determine if a sanction will stand against attorney John Goodson of Texarkana and four other lawyers found to have engaged in "forum shopping" in an Arkansas class-action case. read more >

Push On To Collect Sales Tax Online

Online sales grew to 8.2 percent of all retail sales in the U.S. last year, and projections of continued growth finally seem to be creating the political will to tax internet purchases. read more >

Fake Will Scheme Puts Camden Real Estate Agent in Hot Water

A Camden real estate agent stands accused of pushing her teenage daughter into the arms of a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and then, after he died in a car accident, faking his will to leave his nearly $2 million estate to the daughter. read more >

$200K Grant Aims to Lure Doctors to Delta

To address the shortage of primary care physicians, the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is using a grant to establish residencies in Delta-area hospitals. read more >

Price-Fixing Lawsuit Triggers More Litigation Against Tyson

A lawsuit alleging a massive price-fixing conspiracy involving Tyson Foods Inc. and other chicken producers has sparked more litigation against the Springdale meat producer. read more >

Re-examining New Avenues to the Arkansas Supreme Court

The Arkansas Bar Association said last week that it isn't looking at another proposed state constitutional amendment creating a system in which state Supreme Court justices would be appointed rather than elected. read more >