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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

Walmart Hits Gas In Going Greener This article is available only in print.

After a decade of success in its sweeping sustainability efforts, Walmart Inc. is working on a new goal: slashing greenhouse gas production in its supply chain. read more >

Urgent Care Joins Surgery as Arkansas Surgical Hospital Niche

Arkansas Surgical Hospital has expanded into the quick, convenient health care segment that has swept across Arkansas in recent years. read more >

Obamacare Lawsuit Stirs Worries for Insurers

Arkansas and 19 other Republican-led states are taking their shot at dismantling the Affordable Care Act, rekindling the anxieties of health care executives who fear thousands of Arkansans could lose insurance coverage. read more >

Former Attorney Matt Henry Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $400K

Former Little Rock Attorney Matthew Henry waived indictment and pleaded guilty to wire fraud in U.S. District Court in connection with stealing more than $400,000 from a client. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 19 by U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson in Little Rock. read more >

Cherokee, Quapaw Tribes Betting on Casino Amendment

Two Native American tribes triumphed last week when the Arkansas secretary of state's office said enough signatures had been gathered to put a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot and let voters decide on legalizing casino gambling. read more >

Immigration Crackdown Felt in Arkansas

North Little Rock attorney Cristina Monterrey has seen what immigration policy under President Donald Trump has meant for her clients in the past year. read more >

Arkansas Convention Centers Put Tech on Display

Convention center operators in Arkansas say they are constantly making improvements to meet the needs of attendees. read more >

Neuroscience Claims Space at CHI St. Vincent North

The $30 million renovation and construction project at CHI St. Vincent North in Sherwood can't finish soon enough for Polly Davenport. read more >

Single Fax to Russellville Leads to $12.5M Judgment on New Jersey Pipe Company

Eugene Kalsky and his pipe business was hit with a $12.5 million judgment obtained through Pope County Circuit Court, the result of a class-action lawsuit filed over Kalsky's failure to include a specific opt-out notice on fax advertisements. read more >

'Triangle' Suit Says Lawyer Had Conflict

An ongoing legal malpractice lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court highlights an issue commonly known as the eternal triangle: the relationship between the insured, the attorney and the insurance company. read more >