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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

Crittenden Regional Hospital Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Crittenden Regional Hospital of West Memphis filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection last week, listing estimated debts between $500,000 and $1 million. read more >

Royalty Owners Haul Exxon Subsidiary XTO to Court Over Royalties

Independence County plaintiffs say in a federal lawsuit that XTO wasn't getting the highest price possible for natural gas because it was selling the product to its own subsidiary, Cross Timbers Energy Services Inc., at below-market prices. read more >

Lindsey Management Facing Numerous Overtime Lawsuits

Lindsey Management Co. of Fayetteville, the largest apartment property manager in Arkansas, is dealing with several federal lawsuits from employees who allege they weren't paid overtime. read more >

Arkansas Executive Use of Company Jets Rises in 2013

Top executives at nine of Arkansas' public companies valued their personal flights on company jets at a total of $2.4 million for 2013, according to proxy statements filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and compiled by Arkansas Business. read more >

Lawsuit Hits Nerve for Former Friends Fighting Over Medical Fees Earned

A legal case between Dr. Eren Erdem and Dr. Scott Schlesinger serves as a cautionary tale about the importance of having a contract in place and how quickly a friendship can sour when money is involved. read more >

Health Insurers Report Rising Premium

2013 was another good year for nearly all of the companies on Arkansas Business' list of the largest health insurance companies that write premium in the state. read more >

Crittenden Regional Hospital Will Close Sept. 7

Crittenden Regional Hospital will close its doors permanently on Sept. 7, citing "the challenges of a struggling economy and continued declines in patient volume and reimbursement." read more >

Farmers Wait for Turner Grain's Next Move

Some farmers doing business with Turner Grain apparently had only oral contracts with Turner, one agriculture expert says. That lack of formal contracts could complicate a Turner bankruptcy. read more >

UAMS Gets $2.1M For Marshallese Health Study

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has been awarded a $2.1 million grant to attempt to reduce diabetes in the Marshallese community in northwest Arkansas. read more >

Women Doctors Sue Veterans Affairs Over Unequal Pay

Two women emergency room doctors at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock have sued the Department of Veterans Affairs for allegedly not paying them the same as men in the same position. read more >