6at4 Business Report: Walmart, Warren Buffet and social networks

October 24, 2011 2:35:34 PM PDT
Walmart announces new price matching plan; Warren Buffet hangs with some kids; ATTENTION STUDENTS: beware what you post online!

Walmart price matching
For all you bargain hunters, Walmart out with an aggressive price-matching strategy for the holidays. Here's how it works: Walmart will match prices on nearly all of its products -- in store and online -- including purchases that you've already made. If you buy something at a Walmart anytime between November 1st and Christmas, and then see the identical item advertised for less at another retailer, Walmart will give you a gift card for the price difference.

Billionaire Q&A with kids
What kid doesn't want to hang out online with an 81-year-old man and talk money? Well, maybe when that 81-year-old is Warren Buffet. Buffet is fielding financial questions from children as part of his animated television series according to the Wall Street Journal. The online cartoon series features an animated likeness of the "Oracle of Omaha" and teaches children about investing.

Schools Googling applicants
If you're trying to get into grad school, colleges are searching for you on the internet. A Kaplan survey finds that 41% of law school admissions officers are checking out students' digital trails on Google, Facebook and other social networking sites. Many are finding information that hurts students' chances for admission.

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