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Regulators move to stop deal with Office Depot

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The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that it is seeking to block the proposed combination of Staples and Office Depot because the deal would reduce competition in the office supplies market. The companies said they plan to fight to preserve the deal. Shares of the two office supply retailers fell sharply. The FTC said corporations rely on Staples and Office Depot to buy pens, paper clips and other supplies at low prices. A deal between Staples and Office Depot would…

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Tampa-area postal service workers say public needs to get involved or mail services will go away

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A handful of members with the U.S. Postal Service held signs and demonstrated in front of a downtown Tampa post office on Thursday afternoon, calling attention to conditions affecting employees and the public a week before the American Postal Workers Union‘s (APWU) contract with the Postal Service is set to expire on May 20. Among its demands, the union is calling for extended hours at post offices to shorten customers’ wait time in line and an end to the closure of mail…

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