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2009 Halloween Fun Facts

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With All Hallows Eve fast approaching, there are pumpkins to carve, ghosts and skeletons to post on the front lawn, and costumes and trick-or-treat candy to buy. Americans love to make Halloween spooktacular, but the recession has made this year especially frightening.
Total Halloween spending for 2009 is expected to drop to $4.75 billion, down from $5.77 billion in 2008. Here is a peek at what goes into making Halloween a ghoul-o-time.

Statistics provided by the National Retail Federation, National Confectioners Associations, U.S. Census and NASS.

By Amy Pollak
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