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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.

Latest Articles

Walmart Asks Judge to Toss Opioid Case

Walmart Asks Judge to Toss Opioid Case

Health CareLegal

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville has asked a federal judge to throw out the Department of Justice's lawsuit against it over allegations that its pharmacists unlawfully dispensed opioids, fueling the national opioid crisis. read more >

Calling All Nurses: The Crisis Continues

Calling All Nurses: The Crisis Continues This article is available only in print.

Health CareTransportationCover Story

Hospitals in Arkansas and around the country are desperately seeking nurses to care for a surging number of COVID-19 patients, and providers fear the demand will rise during the upcoming flu season. read more >

Walmart to Pay $300K of $125M Jury Award

Walmart to Pay $300K of $125M Jury Award

Legal

A recent Wisconsin jury award of $125 million against Walmart Inc. for failing to accommodate a longtime employee with Down syndrome will be lowered to $300,000, the maximum amount allowed under federal law. read more >

Private Autopsy, Public Blowback in Fatal Gunplay Case

Private Autopsy, Public Blowback in Fatal Gunplay Case

Health CareLegalCover Story

Nearly three years after a gunshot to the head killed his 20-year-old son in a Jefferson County hunting lodge in 2015, Kerry Baker of Conway started the machinery to dig up his boy's body for the autopsy he had initially declined. read more >