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Why the VIX is like the Headless Horseman

Oct 22, 2014
The VIX is also known as the Fear Index. Making it perfect for Halloween
Posted In: VIX, market volatility, Halloween

What scares the folks over on Wall Street?

Oct 31, 2013
As if Wall Street wasn't scary enough.
Posted In: Halloween, Wall Street, Final Note

The surprisingly complicated business of boo

Oct 30, 2013
What's it take to scare people these days?
Posted In: Halloween, haunted houses

Pet costumes: The new consumer confidence indicator?

Oct 25, 2013
One robust sector of the economy is how much we're spending on our pets.
Posted In: Halloween, pets, consumer confidence

Jellybeans and fruit snacks: What to give out on Halloween?

Oct 15, 2013
For the last century, candy has been associated with cavities, obesity, and diabetes.
Posted In: candy, Halloween

Maximizing your Halloween candy haul

Oct 31, 2012
Freakonomics offers the hidden side to finding the best neighborhood near you to trick-or-treat.
Posted In: freakonomics, Halloween, dubner, kai ryssdal, candy

Ghost hunters fuel year-round business

Oct 31, 2012
Promoting the paranormal is turning into big business as reality ghost-hunting shows have consumers hungering for a paranormal experience of their own.
Posted In: Halloween, ghosts, tourism

Super PACs aim to spook voters with Halloween ads

Oct 31, 2012
Negative ads with a Halloween twist hit the airwaves
Posted In: 2012 elections, super PACs, Halloween

Making a business out of making fangs

Oct 31, 2012
Sebastiaan Van Houten, who works at a the Halloween Adventure store in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood talks about his job as a self-described "fang-smith" -- he crafts custom-made prosthetic fangs.
Posted In: Halloween, New York City

Is your Halloween costume racist?

Oct 30, 2012
This is a free country, so you can dress up like anything you want for Halloween. But some costumes play on negative stereotypes.
Posted In: Halloween, Youth Radio

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