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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

Simmons Battles Encore Bank

Simmons Battles Encore Bank This article is available only in print.

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Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff has accused former employees of taking customer and proprietary bank information when they left to work for Encore Bank of Little Rock. read more >

Lonoke Drug Store Targets Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Lonoke Drug Store Targets Pharmacy Benefit Managers

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Lackie Drug Store of Lonoke is suing six of the largest pharmacy benefit managers in the country, saying it won't be able to survive because the drug reimbursement rates it receives from the PBMs are often below its cost. read more >

Holliday Invokes Fifth Amendment in Bankruptcy

Holliday Invokes Fifth Amendment in Bankruptcy


Former Craighead County Clerk Jacob “Kade” Holliday repeatedly cited his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during a bankruptcy proceeding on Friday when creditors asked him what happened to hundreds of thousands of dollars. read more >

Nursing Now: Have Scrubs, Will Travel

Nursing Now: Have Scrubs, Will Travel

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With some hospitals nearly full with COVID-19 patients, the demand for nurses has soared across the country in recent weeks, as some providers dangle pay packages worth $7,000 a week to attract nurses. read more >

Merchant Cash Advances Draw Fire

Merchant Cash Advances Draw Fire

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Desperate businesses that turned to merchant cash advance companies for rescue found their lifeline shackled to high interest rates, hidden fees and long-term debt, several lawsuits claim. read more >