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Some plan armed trick-or-treating after scary clown threats

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Some residents unnerved by scary clown threats in their communities say they’ll be armed for Halloween trick-or-treating, while authorities warn that widespread clown fears may endanger someone dressing up as a clown as a joke. There have been numerous clown sightings in Brevard County, and two men were arrested last week in Melbourne for allegedly threatening people while dressed as clowns and holding large bats, sticks or axes, according to a Florida Today report. The incidents have made some residents…

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Halloween 2015 to scare consumers with rising candy prices

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Halloween will be giving consumers a fright this year, and right in the goodie bag. While Bloomberg Business is reporting the Federal Reserve will most likely keep policy rates close to zero at this week’s meeting, those calling for raising rates have a holiday-themed statistic to rely upon: trick-or-treat candy prices are expected to rise. Candy and chewing gum prices – a subset of the Consumer Price Index – will be up 4.2 percent over last year, according to a…

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Florida Surgeon General offers tip sheet for healthy Halloween

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Making sure youngsters eat a healthy snack or meal before they go trick-or-treating could help make their Halloween a bit healthier according to a tip sheet put out by the Florida Department of Health Tuesday. “Halloween and fall festivals are a great time to remind your children to make healthy choices while having fun,” said Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “Let’s encourage everyone to make safety a priority when visiting with family and neighbors.” According…

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