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Halloween spending is expected to reach an all-time-high this year at 8.4 billion dollars.  That ‘s a lot of candy corn.  Personal Consumption in general rose 0.1% last month, to make the total 1.7% higher from this time last year.  The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates just once in the last 40 years between September 1st and a presidential election in November, which is why there is a zero percent chance that Wednesday’s meeting will conclude with any surprise announcement.  However, the odds are at 74% that we see a hike in December.  Nobody’s bashful about spending money before Christmas.  It’s not that hard to figure this stuff out.