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things that are bought and sold items, materials, and products that can be transported and are for sale

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Definitions of ’goods’ and meaning of ’goods’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’goods’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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