Accountability

Published — October 28, 2011 Updated — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm ET

Looking for something haunting this Halloween?

Trick or treaters are gather for a Halloween celebrations on the North Lawn of the White House. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Introduction

If you really want to put a fright into the neighbors this weekend, forget the plastic lawn decorations. Instead, read them this bedtime story about how 40% of Medicare-funded cancer screenings are medically unnecessary. Or this one, about the 876% annual interest rate some “payday” lenders have used. As our treat to you this Halloween weekend, we’ve compiled some of the most scary statistics iWatch News has uncovered this year. Read at your own risk.

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