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Business of Fear

  • Halloween Pop-Up Stores No Trick for Mall Landlords Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 4:06 PM ET

    Temporary stores specializing in the holiday are everywhere — sometimes two in a suburban strip or city block. It's part of a booming retail business model, now worth some $8 billion a year.

  • Business of Fear - A CNBC Special Report

    Many companies and corporations use advertising fear tactics to achieve their  end goal of maximizing profit.

  • Whether it's a politican claiming his opponent will increase taxes or a service that promises to protect its users from harm, consumers are presented with a daily barrage of scary scenarios.

  • Don't Be Scared Off by the Business of Fear Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 4:06 PM ET
    Jack O' Lantern

    Whether you took in a screening of "Scream 4" this year, visited a haunted house this month, or bought a zombie Halloween costume, you’re a customer in the “business of fear.”

  • Horror Movies Scream For Sequels Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
    Horror films have been a part of our psyche and a Hollywood money-spinner for almost a century, starting with “Dracula” and “Frankenstein” — both released in 1931.Whether it’s the thrill, the chill or the ample blood spill that draws audiences to the macabre movie experience, few can deny moviegoers’ morbid fascination with fear. Over the past four decades, we have witnessed the terrifying yet timeless roles of Jigsaw, Jason and Freddy, mixed with a rising trend in psychological thrillers. Whate

    Check out the top 10 highest grossing horror film franchises of all time, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com and WorldwideBoxoffice.com.

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  • Trendiest Halloween Costumes for Adults 2011 Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 3:16 PM ET
    Each Halloween there are many classic themes people use to inspire their costume choice, but every year there are some that stand out from the rest. This year Halloween spending is projected to rise 9 percent to $6.86 billion, according to a survey conducted by BIGResearch on behalf of the National Retail Federation trade group. Much of the increase will come from two factors: More Americans are celebrating the holiday, and more American adults are dressing up in costumes as part of the fun. Bas

    Each Halloween there are many classic themes people use to inspire their costume choice, but every year there are some that stand out from the rest.

  • Halloween Costumes for Kids and Pets Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 2:34 PM ET
    Americans are expected to spend more than $1 billion on costumes for their children and $310 million to dress up their pets, according to the National Retail Federation, an industry trade group. Although many young adults hunt for original looks, when it comes to finding a costume for the kids, traditional themes usually win out. That’s not to say everyone will be dressed alike. More retailers are selling costumes, and this means more choices for consumers. Costumes for kids and pets tend to dra

    Video game characters and monster mash-ups are big for the little set this year. Click to see some of the hottest costumes.

  • 13 Scary Homes for Sale Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 4:46 PM ET
    While not everyone believes in ghosts, there are still houses that are generally considered to be haunted—and that’s already been covered here on CNBC in . Plenty of houses just look scary, as if they’re starring in a ghost story or a horror movie. A few of the following structures  starred in scary movies.

    Plenty of houses just look scary, as if they’re starring in a ghost story or a horror movie. A few of the following structures have starred in scary movies.

  • Gross Halloween Candy Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 12:16 PM ET
    Halloween dates back to Celtic celebrations in the 5th century BC, but the tradition of handing out treats has a shorter history. Most likely the tradition originated with the “All Souls’ Day” parades in England, where poor citizens would beg for food and families would hand out pastries called “soul cakes” in return for prayers for their dead relatives. Today, kids are more likely to receive a bite-sized chocolate candy — that’s the most popular treat for Halloween, according to the trade group

    Here are some of the “grossest” (or “coolest,” depending on your point of view) Halloween candy this year.

  • Creepy, Crawly, Squirmy Jobs Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 4:48 PM ET
    With Halloween just around the corner, the job search portal  has released its seasonally appropriate list of the creepiest careers in America. The list of six vocations focused on those that required contact with insects and other vermin, and disclosed their average annual salaries. But CNBC.com decided to supplement the list with other jobs as well, jobs that are considered creepy in multiple senses of the word.What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong s

    What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong stomachs. Thinking of a career change? Here are some ideas.

  • Scary Hopes For Sustainable Enviornmental Future Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 1:08 PM ET
    BP oil spill costume

    If you're concerned about the environment and a sustainable future, then these things will scare the heck out of you.

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