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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

UA's Quiet Land Deal Gets Look From FBI

UA's Quiet Land Deal Gets Look From FBI This article is available only in print.

LegalCover Story

The FBI has been asking questions about the planned sale of 6,300 acres by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, a deal that has drawn allegations that bid manipulation produced a lower sale price and a higher broker commission. read more >

Two Counties Sue Walmart Over Opioids

Two Counties Sue Walmart Over Opioids

Health CareLegal

Two Arkansas counties have sued Walmart Inc. over allegations that the Bentonville retailer contributed to the opioid epidemic by failing to maintain tight controls when filling opioid prescriptions. read more >

$1 Fee Ruling Pits Law Firm Against Judge

$1 Fee Ruling Pits Law Firm Against Judge

Legal

The Sanford Law Firm PLLC of Little Rock has appealed an award of $1 in attorneys' fees from U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson, who wrote a blistering order about the firm's billing practices in June. read more >

Protests Fail to Boost Black-owned Businesses

Protests Fail to Boost Black-owned Businesses

Business ListBanking & FinanceRestaurants & FoodCover Story

Social media campaigns urged consumers to buy goods and services from Black-owned businesses following protests against racism and police brutality. But several African American business owners told Arkansas Business that they saw little, if any, boost in sales. read more >

Pine Bluff Gets a Sprucing Up

Pine Bluff Gets a Sprucing Up

Banking & FinanceRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomCover Story

Led by the Saracen Casino Resort, which has a construction value of $215 million, Pine Bluff is seeing growth across the city unlike any in recent years. read more >