WASHINGTON — The average consumer is expected to increase their Halloween spending by more than $5 this year as compared to last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, conducted by BIGresearch. It projects the average consumer will spend $64.82 on the holiday, including $19.84 for candy, $17.73 for decorations, $23.33 for costumes and $3.92 for greeting cards. Total spending is expected to reach $5.07 billion. The survey’s ...

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