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Tricky pandemic Halloween might be a treat for businesses

Oct 5, 2020
"It could either be the worst year we've ever had or the best year we've ever had," said one costume retailer.
Halloween is a nearly $9 billion industry, according to the National Retail Federation. Above, people shop for Halloween items in Alhambra, California.
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For "Black Panther," what happens when culture meets commodity?

We sit down with comic writer and journalist Evan Narcisse and Black Girl Nerds's Jamie Broadnax.
An exhibitor organizes 'Black Panther' items at the Hasbro showroom during the annual New York Toy Fair, on February 20, 2018, in New York. Toys and accessories linked to the movie, which is also making waves for its strong black female leading roles, have the potential to become an enduring presence in stores, like Spider-Man and other iconic figures, company executives say.

Halloween is a $7.5 billion year-round industry

Apr 28, 2016
With monster fests every weekend, the scare industry is a massive money maker
A display of masks at Monsterpalooza 2013.
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Mid-day Extra: This year's most popular Halloween costumes

Oct 31, 2011
What were the most popular Halloween costumes this year around the U.S.?

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