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Calls for Darr’s resignation grow

Gov. Mike Beebe and a number of other Arkansas elected officials and candidates called on Lt. Gov. Mark Darr to resign after he was fined $11,000 for ethics violations. A review of Darr’s office expenses by legislative auditors also turned up discrepancies and improper payments for personal use. Darr said he had no plans to resign.

Cheesewright to succeed Mcmillon with Wal-Mart International

David Cheesewright, 51, has been appointed executive vice president, president and chief executive officer of the International division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., effective Feb. 1, 2014. Cheesewright will succeed CEO-elect Doug McMillon. Since September 2011, Cheesewright has served as head of a regional management team responsible for Wal-Mart’s retail operations in Canada, the United Kingdom and Sub-Saharan Africa.