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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

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 >

Gray Divorce: Arkansas Attorneys On How Late-Life Splits Threaten Retirement

The divorce rate for those 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010, and the numbers are expected to continue to rise at an alarming rate. Those who find themselves newly single will have to manage with half the assets the couple saved for retirement — with little time to restore their accounts. read more >

Barber Claims His Restitution Should Only be $550,000

Federal prosecutors want Barber to pay $16.2 million in restitution, but the former northwest Arkansas real estate developer says he should only have to pay $550,000. read more >

Ralph Bradbury Vows to Fight IRS Bill

Ralph Bradbury, the former president of the defunct Continental Express Inc. of Little Rock, said he will continue to fight an $823,166 judgment he recently received for the trucking company's unpaid payroll taxes. read more >

Opinions Divided On Dillard's REIT

Marcato Capital Management LP of San Francisco, which owns 4.9 percent of Dillard's Inc. stock, said in a news release last month that it wants the company to create a stand-alone real estate investment trust for its assets. read more >

Ralph Bradbury Hit With $823,000 Judgment

A U.S. District Court judge last week slapped Ralph Bradbury, former president of the defunct Continental Express of Little Rock, with a judgment of $823,166 for the company's unpaid payroll tax bill. read more >

Change in IRS Policy Returns Seized Money

A recent change in the Internal Revenue Service's policy on seized money has already helped one Arkansan who had nearly $34,000 seized because of the way he made his bank deposits. read more >

IRS Change Too Late for Structuring Defendants

Patrice Duncan said she and her husband never thought much about bank deposits for their family-owned business in Conway until Jan. 24, 2012. That's the day the Internal Revenue Service seized $94,500 from the company's account. read more >

City of Hoxie Deals With Sewer Issues

Hoxie officials fear the city might have to replace more sections of an inferior sewer pipe that was installed more than 25 years ago. read more >