Americans are expected to dole out a total of $5.8 billion on Halloween, an increase of nearly a billion dollars over last year, according to the National Retail Federation. This represents a return to 2008’s Halloween spending levels and marks an opportunity for Halloween-themed businesses to wring some dollars from trick or treating before the scary season gives way to Christmas carols and gift-giving. Here's what seven 'scary' firms have to offer:
Forget the midterm elections, President Obama's competition in the 2012 election is growing. On Oct. 6 Robert Burck announced his candidacy for president for the 2012 elections. You know him better as the "Naked Cowboy," a famous New York City attraction in Times Square. Burck's announcement comes on the heels of another celeb gone potential presidential candidate: Donald Trump. Donald Trump, in a round of TV interviews Tuesday, said he was "seriously" considering running for president in 2012. "For the first time in my life, I'm actually thinking about it," Trump, who declared himself a Republican, told Fox News Channel. Though they are the most recent, Burck and Trump are by no means the first celebrities to aim for the White House.
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