APB is Accounting Principles Board or an Accounting Principles Board opinion (GAAP).
GROSS WEIGHT is the weight of a shipment including packing material.
HEDGE FUND is a special type of investment fund with fewer restrictions on the types of investments it can make. Of note is a hedge funds ability to sell short. In exchange for the ability to use more aggressive strategies, hedge funds are more exclusive, i.e., fewer people, usually only the wealthy, are allowed to invest in hedge funds.
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