I have heard a *RUMOR* from a relatively good source that the Staples CEO is ready to call it quits. If I'm correct the Staples CEO grew Staples from 1 store to more than 600.
I don't believe the feds would have any problem with OMX and ODP buying Staples and splitting up their stores and other resources equally.
The above is only *rumor* but sounds more logical than some buyout scenarios I've heard. I don't know how much weight the Staples CEO being ready to quit carries with actually selling the company to ODP and OMX.