Dow Hits 14,000 and Keeps On Going: American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and More

Other news spurring on investors today? One word: mergers. OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE:OMX) and Office Depot Inc (NYSE:ODP) were both up big this morning as news hit that the companies are deep in talks of merging. The news is benefiting OfficeMax a bit more, boosting the stock up 25%-plus while Office Depot has risen 15.3% so far in trading. Even rival Staples, Inc.(NASDAQ:SPLS) got a boost this morning, up 11.9%. Investors shouldn’t be surprised to see these gains move as more details of the merger are released.

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