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Halloween sales have been strong this year, according to IHS Markit and the National Retail Federation. While there's an estimated 8 percent increase in Halloween spending over last year, related prices are actually down at the retail level: Candy prices have dipped for the second straight year, and apparel (costume) prices also are down from a year ago.

NPR's Marilyn Geewax (@geewaxnpr) discusses with Here & Now's Robin Young.

This segment aired on October 30, 2017.

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