"product" as non-manufactured

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Feb 12 00:50:21 UTC 2000

All right, here are some early citations:

1975 _Forbes_ 15 June  Time and again, the company has shown that it can
attract armies of small investors and somehow hold them with a plethora of
financial "products" -- Dean Witter still does the lion's share of its
business with individuals.

1967 _Jrnl. Financial & Quantitative Analysis_ Dec.  (title of abstracted
paper) Returns to scale for commercial banking products.

1962 _Jrnl. Finance_ 17: 561  The text ... has major emphasis on the
consumption of the insurance product, rather than the traditional
examination of insurance by lines.

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