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Shop

Wall Street slang for a firm.

Shop

1. Among workers on Wall Street, informal for a company, especially a publicly-traded company.

2. To seek out the best bid price or ask price possible for a security by contacting a large number of broker-dealers.

shop

A dealership in securities.

shop

To contact a number of dealers in a security in an effort to obtain the most advantageous bid or ask price.

shop

a business premise which is engaged in the retailing of products to customers who visit the shop or store to make purchases. The range of merchandise they stock and sell varies considerably from, at one extreme, total specialization on the one product (as in a shoe shop, for example) to retail operations involving thousands of different lines (as in a large DEPARTMENT STORE). Shop sizes too vary considerably, ranging upwards from small ‘corner shop’ premises to massive ‘hypermarket'complexes (see SUPERMARKET). See RETAIL OUTLET, RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.

shop

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store

a business premise that is engaged in the retailing of products to customers who visit the shop to make purchases. The range of merchandise that is stocked and sold varies considerably from, at one extreme, total specialization in one product (a ‘shoe shop’, for example) to retail operations involving thousands of different lines (as in a large DEPARTMENT STORE). Shop sizes too vary considerably, ranging upwards from small ‘corner shop’ premises to massive hypermarket complexes (see SUPERMARKET). See RETAIL OUTLET, RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.
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At the event, Turner said she found other dancers who had become small business owners, one who is making hats and bags, another who is crafting jewelry and candles, and talked shop.
HE SAID, SHE SAID: Oscar-winning costume designer Debra Scott of Studio City said it was great to be able to celebrate future designers, referring to the FIDM students who later made their debut, but mostly she talked shop with ``Shakespeare in Love'' and ``Velvet Goldmine'' costume designer Sandy Powell, who epitomized ``creative black tie'' in her green-feathered jacket with velvet camouflage pants.
Antique clock collectors were busy keeping time Sunday as they talked shop about their historic treasures at a seminar sponsored by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.