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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

More Million-Dollar Homes Sold in Pulaski County During 2013

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County saw a slight increase in 2013. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, which compares with either 12 or 13 in 2012. read more >

Jonesboro Liquor Sales Up 5.26 Percent in 2013

Establishments in Jonesboro sold $8.2 million worth of alcohol in 2013, which was up $408,255, or 5.26 percent, over 2012's numbers. read more >

Lafayette County Treasurer Indicted for Stealing $162,000, Pleads Not Guilty

A federal grand jury has indicted the Lafayette County treasurer on two counts tied to embezzling at least $162,000 from the Lafayette County Treasurer's Office. read more >

Bank of Fayetteville Sues Dennis Smiley, Arvest Bank

The Bank of Fayetteville sued former banker H. Dennis Smiley Jr. of Rogers on Monday to collect nearly $480,000 owed for defaulted loans. It also named Smiley's former employer, Arvest Bank, as a defendant. Sources have told Arkansas Business that Smiley is facing a criminal investigation into allegations of loan fraud. read more >

Company President Ralph Bradbury Ruled Liable for Tax Bill

In a cautionary tale for other non-owner executives, a federal judge has ruled that Ralph Bradbury, former president of the defunct Continental Express of Little Rock, is responsible for an unpaid $750,000 payroll tax bill. read more >

Little Rock Low-T Clinics Servant Healthcare, Arkansas Urology Settle Case

A high-testosterone legal battle was settled Wednesday between low-testosterone treatment clinics in Little Rock. Servant Healthcare P.A. sued Arkansas Urology P.A. of Little Rock in February over the opening of Arkansas Urology's testosterone therapy clinic, Epoch Health – North Little Rock PLLC. read more >

Conway Regional Health System Still Mulls Affiliation Options

In October, Conway Regional announced it was exploring “potential strategic affiliation options,” including partnering with another health care provider or system. Conway Regional invited potential partners to offer ideas about different affiliation options. read more >

NY Post Reports Alice Walton Might Be Buyer of $70M Penthouse

The NY Post reported Thursday that Alice Walton, the daughter of Sam Walton and founder of Bentonville's Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, is rumored to be the mystery buyer of the $70 million, "Jewel of Fifth Avenue," the most expensive co-op in New York's history. read more >

Doctors Robert, Angela Barrow Indicted on Health Care Fraud

A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted the Little Rock physicians on charges defrauding public and private insurers out of more than $1.2 million. read more >

St. Vincent Completes Purchase of Mercy Hot Springs Hospital

Catholic Health Initiatives of Englewood, Colo., and its affiliate, St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock, say they have completed their purchase of Mercy Hot Springs' hospital and physician clinic. read more >