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.
First time ghost hunters at the Shanley get an historical tour of the hotel.
Daniel Huebbe

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.

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.

The economics of ghost hunting

Oct 26, 2012
People are spending real money to experience the paranormal.
The Shanley Hotel in Napanoch, N.Y., claims to be haunted by dozens of ghosts. People are spending real money to experience the paranormal.
Daniel Huebbe

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.?

San Francisco tops trick-or-treat rankings

Oct 21, 2011
Zillow has released its list of the top 20 trick-or-treat destinations in the US. Top of the charts: San Francisco. The city scored highest on w...

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