Did you know that you can don your favorite costume and go trick-or-treating through the corporate headquarters of publicly traded companies?

Well, you can. It's a free country. Just don't expect any candy. Security is more than welcome to usher you out. If you're lucky, you can find your way to Investor Relations for an annual report or two.

Still, in an ideal, free sweets world, we can't help but wonder what appropriate treats would be doled out at some of the more newsworthy companies today. Here's a sample. Your actual confection collection may vary.

General Electric (NYSE: GE) -- Catching some heat, probably unfairly, due to Jack Welch's generous retirement package: Payday.

eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) -- Always managing to come out on top: Pez.

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) -- Struggling through a slowdown in the computer market: Wacky Wafers.

Ford (NYSE: F) -- Just now starting to bounce back from its Firestone fiasco: Oh Henry!

AOL Time Warner (NYSE: AOL) -- With the company's flagship online service continuing to struggle through a weak online ad market: 5th Avenue bar.

CMGI (Nasdaq: CMGI) -- With box seats to the boom and bust of the Internet Age: Dots.

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) -- Passed on those box seats and now enjoying the last laugh, again: Snickers.

UAL (NYSE: UAL) -- Money's getting to be too tight to mention for United: Crunch.

Enron -- Too easy. You've got a grab bag assortment of Zero bars, Airheads, and Dum Dums.

So, that's Good & Plenty enough for now. You can put your wax fangs and Pixy Stix away. But if you've got more, share them with the Fool Community at the The Motley Fool Take discussion board.

Be careful out there tonight!