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Office retailers surge on merger talk

Jon "DRJ" Najarian (ask-drj@optionmonster.com)

Deal Possible This Week

Office Max and Office Depot are reportedly in merger talks, according to the Wall Street Journal. That's lighting a fire under both stocks, sending OMX higher by 21 percent and ODP up by 28 percent before the bell on my tradeMONSTER platform. Staples is also rallying 14 percent on the chatter!

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ESRX climbs 4 percent on the news.

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