The spookiest thing about Halloween? The waste.

Oct 29, 2021
By one estimate, Americans will spend more than $10 billion on candy, costumes and decor this year.
A jack-o'-lantern sits in a garbage can after Halloween night.
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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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Candy corn's agricultural past

Oct 30, 2019
Whether you love it or hate it, candy corn is synonymous with Halloween. We take a dive into the triangular, tri-colored candy's history.
Brach's produces about 7 billion pieces of candy corn each year.
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