Halloween

Halloween Deals: Booritos and Beyond

If getting free candy just for dressing up isn't a good enough deal for you, here are a few other Halloween deals that may strike your fancy.

Candy Corn's Growth: How It's Survived As Chocolate Melts

The most tempting, succulent confection of the season might be candy corn. The tri-colored pyramids epitomize autumn and Halloween, and 35 million pounds -- or about 9 billion pieces -- of candy corn will be produced this year, says the National Confectioners Association. Not too shabby for the confection started in the 1880s by George Renninger, a humble employee of the Wunderlee Candy Company.

Protect Yourself from Halloween's Scary Scammers

Still scrambling to find a Halloween costume? Beware of ghoulish fraudsters looking to profit from your mad dash. Because Halloween stores are only open for a month or so, unscrupulous operators can take advantage of customers and then just disappear into the night.

No Trick: It's Adult Revelers Driving Halloween Sales

Halloween can get ghoulishly expensive for parents. Between decorating, candy, pumpkin-picking and costumes, and the holiday price tag can get almost scary. But many of the biggest spenders on Halloween don't even have kids: Young professionals now spend the most of anyone.

Halloween 2010: More Treat Than Trick

Halloween spending is expected to grow 3.9% in 2010 to $6.2 billion, a rebound from a disappointing 2009. The holiday falls on a weekend this year -- and given the scary economy, laughing at the ghouls and goblins of Halloween is a good way to blow off steam.

Blogwatch: The Best iPhone Game for Halloween

Some of the day's top online stories for investors, including advice on how to heal the economy, a review of Angry Birds Halloween for the iPad and iPhone, and what happened to Chatroulette?