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Tier

A group of securities according to company size or quality. For example, blue chip stocks may belong in one tier, while startup stocks belong in another. See also: Secondary stock, Credit rating.

tier

A grouping of securities, usually by company size or security quality. See also secondary stock.

tier

A row of townships extending east and west. See public land survey system.

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Figure 5 shows the higher-earning, top-tier occupations for Columbus.
In the center chairs were the consensus choices as the top-tier candidates.
First or Top-Tier: A company selling within the first or top-tier sales channel is typically a manufacturer, OEM or large distributor.
The deal between Valeo and Jabil should lead to similar arrangements as other top tier suppliers realize the benefits of outsourcing electronics manufacturing To decide if contract manufacturing is for them, top-tiers must think through their competitive strategies and determine which are their core competitive strengths.
It seems reasonable that if these top-tier vendors want to remain on top, they have to find a way to sell to smaller organizations.
Krannert is recognized as one of the top 25 business schools in the nation, referred to in b-school lingo as top-tier. It already offered an executive program that had a distance component.
Firms are first separated into three levels in the supply chain -- final assemblers, top-tier suppliers, and tertiary-tier suppliers.
For this purpose, all members of a "CFC group" (one or more chains of CFCs linked by common ownership with a top-tier CFC) are treated as though they are one corporation.
The Portuguese will meet Japan for a place in the 2020 top-tier competition, World Rugby Under-20 Championship.
The quality of space and employee-friendly amenities will enable us to continue to attract top-tier talent and provide a vibrant environment where we can continue to grow and serve our clients."
Chicago: Deteriorating conditions for unsecured issuance could lead Brazil's top-tier banks to return to future flow issuance, according to a new special report by Fitch Ratings.