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February 3, 2015 7:30 PM Staples, Office Depot shares surge on report of merger talks

Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc. shares soared after the two retailers were said to enter merger talks, bowing to pressure from activist investor Starboard Value to pool their resources. The two companies are discussing a deal that would create one major office-supply chain in the U.S., according to a person familiar with the situation, who asked not to be identified 14

February 3, 2015 6:40 PM Staples, Office Depot considering merger, reports say

Sources told The Wall Street Journal that Staples and Office Depot are in advanced talks to merge but said there is no guarantee a deal will be finalized. The newspaper reported that the two retailers collectively have about 4,000 stores and do more than $35 billion in sales each year. Antitrust regulators blocked a previous merger of Staples and Office 10

February 3, 2015 4:44 PM Staples, Office Depot may have the urge to merge -- report

Faced with sluggish sales, the two chains are once again eyeing a deal to join forces, says the Wall Street Journal. Staples and Office Depot reportedly are talking about becoming one single company. The two office supply chains are in "advanced talks to combine," the Wall Street Journal said Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The sources 11

February 3, 2015 4:44 PM One big box office supply chain: merger in the works at Office Depot and Staples

The thinking is that antitrust regulators will be approving and recognize the category is widely sold by Wal-Mart, Target and even supermarkets, not to mention online. Like electronics, office supplies was one of the earliest categories to be rapidly adopted by online shoppers. It’s one of the biggest categories sold online. Here’s what the North Texas 11

February 3, 2015 2:29 PM One Big Risk in a Potential Merger Between Staples and Office Depot

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- People may be able to score pens and paper a little cheaper if Staples (SPLS - Get Report) buys smaller rival Office Depot (ODP - Get Report) , but it's not clear that investors would be rewarded by a merger. On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Staples and Office Depot were in advanced merger talks. A completed deal would 10

February 3, 2015 7:00 AM Staples, Office Depot reportedly in merger talks

Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc. are in advanced talks to combine, according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be a major step toward consolidating the retail market for pens, paper and other office supplies. The price and structure of the proposed deal couldn’t be learned. Staples has a market value of about $11 billion, while Office 12

February 3, 2015 6:15 AM Staples, Office Depot in merger talks: report

Office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc are in advanced talks to merge, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The price and structure of the proposed deal couldn't be learned and there is no guarantee a deal will be reached, the newspaper reported. Staples has a market value of about $11 billion US, while 11

February 3, 2015 5:18 AM Staples, Office Depot In Advanced Merger Talks

Feb 3 (Reuters) - Office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc are in advanced talks to merge, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The price and structure of the proposed deal couldn't be learned and there is no guarantee a deal will be reached, the newspaper reported. Staples has a market value of about 10

February 2, 2015 11:35 PM Why 'Surveillance Is The Dominant Business Model On The Internet'

Andrew Keen, author of “The Internet is Not the Answer,” is known as the “Antichrist of Silicon Valley." He calls Google a monster, Uber a bad idea and wants governments to regulate both. He was interviewed by Max Tholl of The European. Keen: It’s just one of those terms that has lost any kind of meaning. I always associated the term with the smashing 14

February 2, 2015 9:01 PM Sysco at Standstill With FTC Over U.S. Foods Buyout

Food Service Firm Offers to Sell 11 Distribution Centers to Appease FTC Sysco Corp. said negotiations with antitrust regulators over its planned acquisition of U.S. Foods Inc. have reached a standstill, signaling increasing chances the government could sue to block the marriage of the two largest U.S. food distributors. The stalemate comes despite an agreement 13