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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

CARTI Names Adam Head as President, CEO

Adam Head has been the chief operating officer of the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock since 2013, according to a CARTI news release on Tuesday. read more >

The Influencers: Marcella Doderer of Arkansas Children's Hospital This article is available only in print.

Highlights at Arkansas Children's Hospital under Marcy Doderer's leadership include the $167 million, 230,000-SF hospital in Springdale and the opening of the $4 million Southwest Little Rock Community Clinic. read more >

Adviser's Cash Withdrawals Lead Feds to Sportsbook in Rogers

A federal investigation into suspicious cash withdrawals from a financial adviser's personal bank accounts led agents to uncover a large-scale illegal gambling operation in Benton County. read more >

Pay Escalates for Top College Administrators in Arkansas

Between fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2017, a more typical compensation increase for Arkansas university administrators was between 10 and 20 percent. read more >

Cord Blood Saves Lives, Mothers Told

Cord blood cells harvested after the birth of a healthy child can be used in blood marrow transplants, and they offer the possibility of repairing injured organs or treating neurological disorders such as autism. read more >

Arkansas Lawsuit Faults Makers of Opioids

A Sebastian County man who became addicted to opioids sued the drug manufacturers last month in one of the latest lawsuits filed by consumers, state attorneys general and local governments against opioid makers. read more >

I.O. Metro's Bankruptcy Leaves Unsecured Creditors Stuck with $31.5 Million in Debt

After a net loss of nearly $20 million in 2015 and 2016, the furniture retailer I.O. Metro LLC in March hired a Dallas turnaround company to analyze the business and develop a plan to make the company profitable. They determined the retailer couldn't be saved. read more >

Turner Grain Owners Charged with Hot Check Felonies

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. owners Jason Coleman and Dale Bartlett were charged Thursday with felonies in connection with hot checks. Coleman is facing six felony hot check counts and one felony count of theft of property by deception. read more >

Judge Dismisses Tyson Shareholders Lawsuit

A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas dismisses a shareholders lawsuit against Tyson Foods Inc. that sprang from allegations of a massive price-fixing conspiracy involving the Springdale meat producer and other companies. read more >

8th Circuit Reverses Holmes, Tosses Sanctions Against Goodson, Others

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that attorney John Goodson of Texarkana and four other lawyers didn't engage in "forum shopping" in an Arkansas class-action case and tossed the sanctions against them. read more >