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Internet Retailer has an interesting observation about the proposed deal that would have Staples acquire Office Depot for $6.3 billion, a move that is going to draw a lot of regulatory attention because of perceived competitive issues. The story says that if the deal is successfully concluded, it will create "a company with combined total sales of $39 billion and Internet Retailer-estimated web sales of $14.5 billion," which would make it "no. 3 on the Internet Retailer 2014 Top 500 behind Amazon.com and Apple Inc."
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