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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

Conway Hospital Rivalry Goes Before Lawmakers This article is available only in print.

State lawmakers are scheduled to resume their inquiry into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' contract to provide emergency room and orthopedic services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. read more >

Arkansas Heart Hospital Experts Pumping Up Prevention

As the Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock builds its $77 million hospital in Bryant, it also is working to keep patients out of the hospital. read more >

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary to Phase Out Baby Delivery in Little Rock

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock will phase out its labor and delivery services as well as its neonatal intensive care unit. read more >

Accountant Stole Trust Plus $4M, Lawsuit Says

Accountant Edward M. Cooper Jr. occasionally asked for a few extra blank checks in case he made a mistake preparing payments for Roach Manufacturing Corp. in Trumann. read more >

Dog's Sad Tale Wends Its Way to 8th Circuit

The story of Bibi, a purebred puppy who was lost, found, sterilized and adopted, is heading to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. read more >

Disputes Doomed John Daly Steakhouse

The John Daly Steakhouse belatedly opened on Front Street in Conway in September 2017 with high hopes of becoming the flagship of a national chain. Instead, it crashed in just 10 months. read more >

Dillard's Expecting a Happy Holiday

Dillard's is looking toward the holiday season, when department stores generate about 25 percent of their total annual sales. Retail analysts expect Dillard's and other retailers should have a season of good cheer. read more >

Companies Deny Wrongdoing in 2013 Magnolia Oil Spill

Two subsidiaries of Delek US Holdings Inc. of Brentwood, Tennessee, have denied wrongdoing in a federal lawsuit stemming from a 2013 oil spill that released more than 5,890 barrels of crude oil near Magnolia. read more >

Neurosurgeon Bailed on Fayettevile Job, Now Must Pay

Washington Regional Medical Center recently won a judgment against a neurosurgeon who received a $48,000 signing bonus but quit before his first day at the Fayetteville hospital. read more >

Appeal Seeks Site Approval For Adult Novelty Store

Adam & Eve, the adult apparel and novelty store, is taking its fight to open a location in Jonesboro to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. read more >