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Staples And Office Depot Merger: What Does It Say About Office Supply Business?06:07

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Stapes announced this week that it is acquiring Office Depot in a $6.3 billion merger deal.

The deal is expected to be scrutinized by regulators wary of reducing competition. But the two retailers argue that there's a range of competition online from the likes of Walmart and Amazon, and that the merger would keep them competitive.

Derek Thompson, senior editor at the Atlantic, tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young what this merger could mean.


This segment aired on February 5, 2015.

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