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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

Anthony Timberlands Seeks to Chop Health Costs

Anthony Timberlands Inc. of Bearden has partnered with the Arkansas Health Network of Little Rock to help cut costs and improve the health of about 1,000 people in the company's self-insured plan. read more >

NLR Attorney Nicki Nicolo Racking Up Acquittals

North Little Rock attorney Nicki Nicolo is getting accustomed to hearing words rarely uttered in a federal courthouse: not guilty. read more >

Attorney Sued for Malpractice in Adoption Scam

A Kentucky couple sues Fayetteville lawyer Vaughn-Michael Cordes over adoption of a baby that never existed. read more >

UAMS' IT Department Sees Retirement, Resignations

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' information technology department is being restructured after its vice chancellor announced her retirement on Tuesday and two other administrators resigned. read more >

Nelson Design Disputes Jobless Benefits Debt

The Nelson Design Group LLC in Jonesboro has been fighting with the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services over debts that date back to the Great Recession. read more >

Ex-Myeloma Unit Chief Gareth Morgan Says UAMS Audit Faulted Accounting

Dr. Gareth Morgan, former director of the Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, said $29 million in operating losses detected by a recent audit were “accounting errors” outside his control. read more >

Edward Cooper Hit With $9M Judgment in Embezzlement Lawsuit

A Craighead County Circuit judge orders a Jonesboro accountant, Edward M. Cooper Jr., to pay his former client $9 million for embezzling money since the mid 1990s. read more >

Accounting Maneuvers Hid Funding Failures at UAMS

When the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced in April 2014 that Dr. Gareth Morgan would lead the Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy, it was cause for a celebration. The cheers didn't last long. read more >

A&P Commissions Watching Tax Case on Online Booking

Websites collect tax on rooms based on customer's price, not the price paid to hotels. read more >

Mercy Hospital Again to Offer Neurosurgery

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith has hired two neurosurgeons and is spending $10 million to revive its neurosurgery program. read more >