RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Now, if you're worried about your health suffering at the workplace, you might want to abstain from Halloween office parties this year. Because our last word in business today is Halloween candy.
The National Retail Federation says Americans will spend a truly scary $5 billion on the holiday this year - that's the cost for costumes and candy, spending for your kids, spending for your neighbors' kids, your relatives' kids, and millions of other kids. The products include the marshmallow Peeps Spooky Friends treats, which are being made in China for the first time this year - a holiday that is global.