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Cash

The value of assets that can be converted into cash immediately, as reported by a company. Usually includes bank accounts and marketable securities, such as government bonds and banker's acceptances. Cash equivalents on balance sheets include securities that mature within 90 days (e.g., notes).

Cash

Physical currency printed on banknotes and coins. Cash may be exchanged for goods or services because it is legal tender in the country or region recognizing it. See also: Cash and cash equivalents.

cash

Coins and currency on hand and in checking account balances. Because cash is a nonearning asset, firms usually attempt to keep their cash balances to the minimum level required to sustain operations.

cash

see CURRENCY.

cash

see CURRENCY.
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Olson's investigation concluded that under county rules, Richardson was only eligible to cash in 80 hours a year.
It could be a second chapter in a story that required no further exposition or a crass attempt to cash in on a gimmick whose novelty could barely survive the first film, much less a follow-up.
Besides, what usually differentiates one insurer from another in this country, she said, is the level of service provided, so it's advantageous for an insurer to settle a claim quickly: "When you put cash in their hand, it's over.