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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

A&P Commissions Watching Tax Case on Online Booking

Websites collect tax on rooms based on customer's price, not the price paid to hotels. read more >

Mercy Hospital Again to Offer Neurosurgery

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith has hired two neurosurgeons and is spending $10 million to revive its neurosurgery program. read more >

Lauren James, First Security Reach Settlement in Lawsuit

First Security Bank of Searcy last week settled its lawsuit against Lauren James Enterprises Inc. of Fayetteville, ending a legal battle that included allegations that the women's clothing company conducted a sham foreclosure sale in August to avoid paying the bank. read more >

Lawyer: Toss $12.5M Award Linked to Fax

The lawyer for a New Jersey man ordered to pay $12.5 million for sending an unwanted fax to a Russellville company has asked three judges to turn back time. read more >

Spoofing Scams on the Rise, Costing Arkansas Companies Millions

Business email compromise (BEC), a type of fraud that uses fake employee emails, on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down. read more >

Baptist Health Promotes Brent Beaulieu to CFO

Baptist Health, the state's largest hospital system, on Friday named Brent Beaulieu as its senior vice president and chief financial officer. read more >

$38M Project to Help UCA Train Nurses

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway is expected to start construction in August on a $37.7 million building for instructing more nursing students. read more >

Harrison Doctor's Second Chances Piling Up at State Medical Board

The Arkansas State Medical Board suspended a Harrison doctor's medical license last June, for the third time in four years, after multiple complaints that the doctor overprescribed opioids and had serious mental health issues, an examination of his file reveals. read more >

Assault Claims Grow Costly for Colleges

A former student recently filed a federal lawsuit alleging Southern Arkansas University mishandled her sexual assault complaint. read more >

Conway Regional Considering Legal Action In Hospital Rivalry Case

Representatives of Conway Regional Medical Center told lawmakers that it's considering legal and legislative action to deal with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' contract with Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. read more >