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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

Gaillardia Club Woes Spawned Phil Herrington Bankruptcy

Herrington's $13.45 million Chapter 11 reorganization, filed on March 18, represents one of the largest debt totals in a personal bankruptcy filing in recent years in Arkansas. He listed $5.1 million in assets. read more >

Baptist Health Sets Opening In Conway

The $150 million Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway will start taking its first patients at 7 a.m. on Sept. 16. read more >

St. Bernards Starts Osteopathic Residency Program

St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro recently started its internal medicine residency program with an osteopathic focus. read more >

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.'s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor. read more >

Paula Casey Reflects on Legal Career

Paula Casey retired on June 30 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she was the interim vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school. She had held that position since 2013. read more >

Canceled Thunder on the Mountain Music Festival Leads to Lawsuits

The canceled Thunder on the Mountain music event, planned for near Ozark, has led to dueling lawsuits and a class-action claim on behalf of ticket holders. read more >

Arkansas Hospitals Brace for New Overtime Regulations

The centerpiece of the Department of Labor's new overtime regulations raises the threshold of what salaried workers must be paid in order to qualify as an exempt employee. read more >

Saline Memorial Completes Partnership with RCCH HealthCare

The previously announced partnership between Saline Memorial Hospital and RCCH HealthCare Partners of Brentwood, Tennessee, became effective Friday. read more >

Drew Memorial Hospital Starting $31M Expansion in Monticello

Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello hopes to begin its $31 million expansion project in August. read more >

Class Action, Or Lone Case Of Paid Debt?

When William Echols of Amity made a nearly $1,400 credit card payment in 2012, he thought he was done with the bill. But it was only the beginning. read more >