(Reuters) - Office Depot
Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper also said the deal should be approved without requiring the companies to make divestitures.
Boca Raton, Florida-based Office Depot revealed plans to buy Naperville, Illinois-based OfficeMax on February 20 in an all-stock deal worth $976 million that will combine the nation's second and third largest office-supply superstores.
The companies declined to comment on the report.
(Corrects to Federal Trade Commission from Fair Trade Commission in paragraph 1)
(Reporting by Nicola Leske; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)