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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

Harrison Doctor's Second Chances Piling Up at State Medical Board This article is available only in print.

The Arkansas State Medical Board suspended a Harrison doctor's medical license last June, for the third time in four years, after multiple complaints that the doctor overprescribed opioids and had serious mental health issues, an examination of his file reveals. read more >

Assault Claims Grow Costly for Colleges

A former student recently filed a federal lawsuit alleging Southern Arkansas University mishandled her sexual assault complaint. read more >

Conway Regional Considering Legal Action In Hospital Rivalry Case

Representatives of Conway Regional Medical Center told lawmakers that it's considering legal and legislative action to deal with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' contract with Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. read more >

Tenenbaum's Sale Marked End of 128-Year Family Firm

Tenenbaum Recycling Group of Little Rock, with 10 locations in Arkansas and Missouri, is now a division of Alter Trading Corp. of St. Louis, which bought TRG for a price the companies did not disclose. read more >

Conway Hospital Rivalry Goes Before Lawmakers

State lawmakers are scheduled to resume their inquiry into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' contract to provide emergency room and orthopedic services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. read more >

Arkansas Heart Hospital Experts Pumping Up Prevention

As the Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock builds its $77 million hospital in Bryant, it also is working to keep patients out of the hospital. read more >

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary to Phase Out Baby Delivery in Little Rock

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock will phase out its labor and delivery services as well as its neonatal intensive care unit. read more >

Accountant Stole Trust Plus $4M, Lawsuit Says

Accountant Edward M. Cooper Jr. occasionally asked for a few extra blank checks in case he made a mistake preparing payments for Roach Manufacturing Corp. in Trumann. read more >

Dog's Sad Tale Wends Its Way to 8th Circuit

The story of Bibi, a purebred puppy who was lost, found, sterilized and adopted, is heading to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. read more >

Disputes Doomed John Daly Steakhouse

The John Daly Steakhouse belatedly opened on Front Street in Conway in September 2017 with high hopes of becoming the flagship of a national chain. Instead, it crashed in just 10 months. read more >