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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

Defense Attorneys Appeal Ruling in Class-Action Case

Three defense attorneys last week followed the path of the plaintiffs' attorneys and filed notice that they will appeal Chief U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III's finding that they abused the court system in a controversial class-action case. read more >

Harrison Hospital Fights Assessor's Tax Ruling

North Arkansas Medical Services Inc. of Harrison has appealed the Boone County assessor's decision not to grant tax-exempt status for one of its medical clinics. read more >

MedExpress Opens In Pine Bluff

The urgent care chain MedExpress of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, is continuing its march across the state with its 15th location opening in Pine Bluff on Wednesday. read more >

Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

If Arkansas voters approve an amendment to the state Constitution in November, supporters say it will help bring more companies and jobs to the state. Opponents say it's corporate welfare. read more >

NFL's Darren McFadden Learns Lesson From Financial Fumble

In June, Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden filed a lawsuit accusing his former family friend and financial adviser, Michael Vick of Pulaski County, of “gross incompetence, self-dealing and outright theft” of more than $15 million. read more >

Investment Fraud: Anyone Can Be a Victim

A recent study found that, between 2005 and 2015, about 7 percent of financial advisers had a record of misconduct. read more >

John Stacks Sees Charges Dismissed

The five-year battle between the federal government and John Stacks ended July 20 when the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas dismissed an indictment against the former owner of Mountain Pure LLC. read more >

John Goodson, Others Appeal Reprimands in Class-Action Case

Twelve plaintiffs' attorneys on Monday filed notice that they will appeal U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III's finding that they abused the court system in a controversial class-action case. The attorneys include five who were reprimanded by Holmes last week, including John Goodson, the husband of a state Supreme Court justice. read more >

Business Icons: George Gleason Aims Bank of the Ozarks To Be the Biggest

In July, after completing two major acquisitions, Bank of the Ozarks Inc. had nearly $18 billion in total assets, making it the largest bank chartered in Arkansas. And Gleason, who has been the chairman and CEO of the company since 1979, aims to be among the largest banks in the country. read more >

Arkansas Children's Announces $70M Campaign for Springdale Hospital

Arkansas Children's Hospital announced Friday night its public campaign to raise $70 million for its children's hospital in northwest Arkansas. read more >