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Home Depot to pull Scary Peeper Creeper Halloween decoration

Home Depot said the company would pull a Halloween decoration after a Canadian woman complained that the product bares a likeness too similar to a Peeping Tom and trivializes predatory behaviour against women, The Toronto Sun reported.

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Breanne Hunt-Wells told CBC News that the "Scary Peeper Creeper" decoration is "inappropriate and makes light of a real-life, sinister issue that women face in our society."

"I fail to see the humour in it," Hunt-Wells told CBC Radio's Metro Morning. "It makes light of a very serious crime. Voyeurism is a crime in Canada."

A description on Home Depot's website describes the item as "perfect for scaring friends and family during Halloween or any other time of the year" and a "realistic face (that) looks just like a real man is peering through the window at you."

Home Depot responded to criticism saying it is "currently in the process of removing this product from (its) assortment."

"We agree that this is not in line with our core values," Home Depot spokeswoman Emily DiCarlo said. "We've reached out to advise the customer of our actions and apologize. We're sorry for any offence that was caused."

>> Disney pulls controversial Maui costume from store

The move comes after Disney yanked a costume timed to the release of the movie "Moana." The costume, designed for boys, is based on Maui, a Polynesian ancestral figure to many Pacific Islanders. Critics found it culturally insensitive.

Photos: Men's costumes for 2016

Photos: Women's costumes for 2016

Disney Store focus of online anger for Maui costume

The Disney Store is coming under fire over a new costume inspired by the mouse house's upcoming movie "Moana."

The store has introduced a costume for kids that will allow children to dress up as the character Maui. 

The problem, as many see it, is that the costume sports Polynesian tribal tattoos on cloth that is representative of brown skin, The Washington Post reported

Many on social media say the costume is offensive.

Neither Disney, nor Dwayne Johnson, who portrays the character of Maui in "Moana," have responded, the Post reported.

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Photos: Walmart's top toy list 2016

Job hunting? UPS to hire 95,000 seasonal workers for the holidays

United Parcel Service Inc. said Wednesday that it plans to hire about 95,000 seasonal and part-time workers to support the surge in business expected during the upcoming holiday shopping season.

The Sandy Springs, Georgia-based package-delivery giant said it expects to hire primarily package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers to help with the annual holiday rush from November through January.

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“We’re ready to kick off our annual holiday hiring process, and need lots of great people for various positions on all shifts across the country,” said Myron Gray, president of UPS's U.S. operations. “UPS delivers the holidays, and we also deliver some of the best temporary jobs in the country for tens of thousands of Americans.”

While most of the temporary positions will disappear after the holidays, UPS noted that about 37 percent of people hired seasonally in 2015 now have permanent jobs with the company.

Christmas 2016: These are the hottest toys right now

Dozens of new toys are available for upcoming holiday season, but not all will be high on children's letters to Santa.

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Here are some of the hottest kid's toys for Christmas this year:

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Photos: Target's hot toys for Christmas 2016

Target hiring 70,000 workers for the holiday season

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Looking for a seasonal job? Look no further than your neighborhood Target store. 

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The company said Monday that it plans to hire at least 70,000 seasonal workers during the busy fall and winter months.

"The Target team is famous for serving up exceptional shopping experiences," said Janna Potts, chief stores officer of Target. "We can't wait to welcome new seasonal team members on board to help us make the holidays extra bright for our guests. And new this year, all of our 1,800 stores will host dedicated hiring events in October, meeting with thousands of prospective candidates in just 48 hours."

Fortune pointed out that the retailer opened the same number of positions last year during the same time. The stagnant number reflects a slowdown in the retailer's business, the magazine noted.

But Target can report an increase in the starting wage for many workers, which is a positive improvement to the company's employment benefits.

Target also plans to hire an additional 7,500 people for distribution facilities, which ship online orders and send products to stores.

"Our distribution teams will be major players in that game, helping us get all those products to guests in time to host holiday events, give gifts and celebrate all season long," said Carson Landsgard, senior vice president of distribution at Target.

The discount chain said it will hold hiring events at all of its 1,800 stores on Oct. 14 and 15. Candidates can also apply online.

The company also said existing employees will get "first dibs" on any extra holiday hours they want.

Photos: Toys R Us hot toys 2016

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