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Consumer alert: Milk prices may double, gas prices fall, and chocolate is most popular candy

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The price of milk could double in January if there’s still no agreement on the Farm Bill on Capitol Hill.

The current fight over the $80 billion a year food stamp program includes farm subsidies, and without a deal, you could pay $8 for a gallon of milk.

Lawmakers are expected to begin negotiations this week..

Meanwhile, prices at the pump continue to fall, as the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell below the $3 mark in more than 16 states.

As of Monday, the average gas price for regular in D.C. is $3.45, $3.13 in Virginia, and $3.30 in Maryland. Compare that to a national average of $3.28 a gallon.

And as we celebrate Halloween this week, we wonder: What’s your favorite candy?

A survey from the National Confectioners Association found that 72-percent of money spent on all candy this Halloween will be chocolate. More than $12.6 billion was spent on chocolate in the U.S. just last year.

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