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Candy corn's agricultural past

by Katherine Wiles 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.
Courtesy of Brach's
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How we ended up with the "fun-size" candy bar

by Katherine Wiles Oct 25, 2019
To understand fun-size candy, we must first understand full-size candy.
Full size candy bars are a commitment.
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The Season

Trick or treat! Why is there no new candy to eat?

by Jana Kasperkevic Oct 23, 2019
Halloween should be the perfect time to launch a new candy.
Bags of the sweet stuff at Economy Candy in New York City.
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Tell us your money horror stories ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

by Tony Wagner Oct 21, 2019
Help us with an upcoming episode by sharing your money secrets, fears and regrets.
Chilling.
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Let's do the numbers: Halloween edition

by Mark Salay Oct 9, 2017
Halloween spending is expected to hit a record $9.1 billion this year.
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How to do Halloween like a pro

by Eliza Mills Oct 28, 2016
According to John Murdy, creative director and executive producer of Universal Studios Hollywood's haunted mazes.
Two spooked visitors at the American Horror Story maze at Universal Studios Hollywood.
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One company says Trump masks are outselling the Clinton ones this Halloween

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 27, 2016
Rubieโ€™s Costume Company has a theory as to why theyโ€™re so popular.
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 19: Masks depicting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are offered for sale at Fantasy Costumes on October 19, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. 
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Final Note

America loves candy corn, apparently

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 18, 2016
There's no accounting for taste.
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The Conversation: How do you spend on Halloween?

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Oct 6, 2016
Budgeting for candy or splurging on the perfect costume? Tell us about it.
Do you have an elaborate costume planned this year?
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Halloween is a $7.5 billion year-round industry

by Lisa Napoli 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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