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Shares of Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY) slipped nearly 3% on news that U.S. regulators are attempting to block the company's merger with U.S. Foods Inc. The Federal Trade Commission wants to block the proposed $3.5 billion deal because it would combine the nation's two largest food distributors. The firms are the only two in the nation capable of providing coast-to-coast delivery solutions to clients like restaurants, hotels, and school cafeterias. Sysco has hired a team of lawyers to push back against the announcement.