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Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., said it will add major home appliances to its product mix in about a dozen U.S. stores by yearend. General Electric will be the brand sold.

Science museum The Exploratorium, San Francisco, to Saatchi & Saatchi from Zuckerman Fernandes & Partners. Spending is less than $1 million.

Tony Hill to VP-business development, USA Today, Arlington, Va., from director-Atlantic division advertising sales.

Jim Carlton, 38, to senior VP-group creative director on the McDonald's Corp. account at Frankel, Chicago, from VP-director of promotions, Rare Air Media. Mr. Carlton succeeds Dick Helland, who remains with Frankel as a consultant. Also at Frankel, Rob Albertson, 36, to senior VP-executive creative director, a new post, from VP-group creative director on the Taco Bell account at Young & Rubicam's Impiric unit.

Alan Rypinski, 62, the founder of ArmorAll, the auto-protectant spray product, was named to the board of American Tire Corp., Las Vegas, where he will head a new global marketing unit for the manufacturer of the new AirRider bike tire. American Tire said it eventually hopes to enter the auto tire segment.

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