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  • *Staples' shares fall over 10 pct, Office Depot's rise 1.5 pct. Feb 4- Staples Inc, the No. 1 U.S. office supplies retailer, agreed to buy No. 2 Office Depot Inc in a $6.3 billion deal designed to help it better compete against Wal-Mart Stores Inc and online rivals such as Amazon.com Inc.. "The same factors that the FTC cited in the Office Depot/ OfficeMax deal are present here,"...

  • Signs of bottoms, but watch earnings revisions Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Commodity prices and bond yields might be finding a floor, but falling earnings estimates create concerns for Q1.

  • Staples co-founder expects nasty legal skirmish   Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    Staples co-founder expects nasty legal skirmish

    Staples is agreeing to acquire Office Depot for $6.3 billion in a cash and stock deal. Staples co-founder and former Chairman and CEO Tom Stemberg, discusses the likelihood of antitrust scrutiny for the deal.

  • Staples to buy rival to create office-supply giant Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 9:22 AM ET
    Staples and Office Depot stores

    Staples to buy competitor Office Depot in deal that would create an office-supply giant, Reuters reports.

  • Feb 4- Staples Inc, the No. 1 U.S. office supplies retailer, agreed to buy No. 2 Office Depot Inc in a $6.3 billion deal designed to help it better compete against Wal-Mart Stores Inc and online rivals such as Amazon.com Inc.. The deal, which will likely come under close scrutiny from antitrust regulators, values Office Depot at $11.00 per share, based on Staples' closing...

  • Early movers: ODP, SPLS, GM, MRK, ADP & more Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 8:06 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 31, 2014.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • US STOCKS-Futures dip after 2-day run; ADP data on tap Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 4- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Wednesday, after a two-day rally for the S&P 500 ahead of data on the labor market and the services sector. *Investors will eye the January private-sector employment report from payrolls processor ADP at 8:15 a.m. for signs of continuing improvement in the labor market. *Later in the session at 9:45 a.m., financial...

  • Feb 4- Staples Inc, the No. 1 U.S. office supplier, agreed to buy nearest rival Office Depot Inc in a $6.3 billion cash-and-stock deal to better compete against online and big-box retailers. Staples said it would pay $7.25 per share in cash and 0.2188 of its shares for each Office Depot share. The offer, which is likely to face close antitrust scrutiny, values Office...

  • Staples to buy Office Depot for $6.3 bln Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 7:08 AM ET

    Feb 4- Staples Inc, the No. 1 U.S. office supplier, said it would buy its nearest rival Office Depot Inc in a $6.3 billion cash-and-stock deal.

  • *Staples, Office Depot in advanced merger talks- WSJ. NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. stocks jumped more than 1 percent on Tuesday, led by energy shares as oil prices extended their recent rally, while higher-than-expected January car sales also bolstered the advance. Merger activity also helped, with shares of Office Depot jumping 21.6 percent to $9.28 after the Wall Street...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St gains on Greek deal hopes, oil climb Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    *Staples, Office Depot in advanced merger talks- WSJ. *Stratasys drops after cutting outlook. A source told Reuters that Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, in London to reassure private investors he was not seeking a showdown with Brussels over a new debt agreement, said the new left-wing government would spare privately held bonds from losses.

  • *Staples, Office Depot in advanced merger talks- WSJ. A source told Reuters that Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, in London to reassure private investors he was not seeking a showdown with Brussels over a new debt agreement, said the new left-wing government would spare privately held bonds from losses. Shares of offshore contract driller Transocean...

  • Early movers: UPS, WEN, RSH, AET, SPLS & more Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 8:11 AM ET
    NYSE exchange floor

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • US STOCKS-Futures climb on hopes for Greek debt deal Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    *Staples, Office Depot in advanced merger talks- WSJ. NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. stock index futures climbed on Tuesday, with the benchmark S&P 500 index set to continue a rally fueled by hopes of a deal on Greek debt. A source told Reuters that Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, in London to reassure private investors he was not seeking a showdown with Brussels over a...

  • Staples, Office Depot deep in merger talks: Report Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 5:35 AM ET
    Staples and Office Depot stores

    Office-supply chains Staples and Office Depot are in advanced talks to merge, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Staples, Office Depot in advanced talks to merge - WSJ Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 12:18 AM ET

    Feb 3- 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. Staples has a market value of about $11 billion, while Office Depot has a market value of about $4.1 billion. Office Depot and Staples were not immediately available for comment outside regular U.S....

  • Starboard pushes for Staples-Office Depot merger Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET
    Staples store

    Activist investor Starboard Value has written a letter to Staples urging it to merge with rival Office Depot.

  • Midday movers: Teva, Outerwall, Tiffany & more Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • Jan 20- Activist investor Starboard Value LP called for office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc to merge, saying a combined company would lead to greater savings. The hedge fund owned a 5.1 percent stake in Staples, as of last month, and it boosted its holdings in Office Depot to nearly 10 percent. A merger will result in synergies of at least $2 billion,...

  • Starboard asks Staples to merge with Office Depot Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:09 AM ET

    Jan 20- Activist investor Starboard Value LP called for office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc to merge, saying it would lead to greater savings. A merger will result in synergies of at least $2 billion, which would more than double operating profits, and the two chains will be more efficient at closing stores when combined, Starboard said in a...