Electronics Boutique-GameStop Merger OKd

West Chester, Pa., Electronic retailers Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp., with 2,280 stores, and GameStop Corp., with 1980 stores, have announced that their proposed merger has been approved by federal regulators. Shareholders of both companies still have to cast their votes in the matter.

Combining the two companies will create a worldwide retailer with more than 4,000 locations.

Electronics Boutique trades primarily under the EB Games banner.