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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

Will Arkansas Have Enough Gamblers?

Will Arkansas Have Enough Gamblers? This article is available only in print.

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

When the Quapaw Nation opened its gambling parlor in Pine Bluff four months ago, the Saracen Annex created new competition for casinos in Hot Springs and West Memphis and raised a new question: Is Arkansas' gambling market already saturated? read more >

Simmons Bank Shouting Name From Rooftops

Simmons Bank Shouting Name From Rooftops

Banking & Finance

Verizon Arena in North Little Rock officially became Simmons Bank Arena on Oct. 3, marking the latest effort by the Pine Bluff bank to build brand visibility in central Arkansas. read more >

Complex Path Led Dr. Benjamin Carlyle into Deep Debt

Complex Path Led Dr. Benjamin Carlyle into Deep Debt

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalCover Story

A Searcy doctor with millions of dollars of debt and a troubled history with state regulators now confronts his latest nightmare: A lender has accused Dr. Benjamin Carlyle of submitting false financial statements to obtain loans. read more >

Health Network Saved Its Members $14.7M in 2018

Health Network Saved Its Members $14.7M in 2018

Banking & FinanceHealth CareRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

Arkansas Health Network of Little Rock saved the organizations it works with more than $14.7 million in 2018, the latest figure available. read more >

Disturbing Past Rises to Haunt Dr. Lonnie Parker

Disturbing Past Rises to Haunt Dr. Lonnie Parker

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An Arkansas physician who rehabilitated his image, regaining his medical license after going to federal prison on a child pornography charge, is now charged with a felonious relapse — this time accused of overprescribing opioids and other controlled substances. read more >

Counties Fight AT&T, Dispute Phone Fees

Counties Fight AT&T, Dispute Phone Fees

LegalTechnology & Telecom

In 2017, Clark County challenged routine fees that appeared on its AT&T phone bills and received class-action certification for other counties in Arkansas that used AT&T. read more >

Judge Tosses Homeowner's $1.1M Insurance Claim

Judge Tosses Homeowner's $1.1M Insurance Claim

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A federal judge recently sided with an insurance company against a Crawford County man who said he had amassed nearly $600,000 worth of furnishings in less than five years between bankruptcy and a catastrophic house fire. read more >