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Despite merry holidays, retailers face challenges in 2018<
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By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER<
AP Business Writers<
NEW YORK (AP) - Retailers are riding high after ebullient U.S. consumers shopped at the healthiest pace in more than a decade over the holiday season. But merchants can't afford to rest easy.
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