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Treasury Investment Growth Receipt

A Treasury security whose coupons have been stripped by Merrill Lynch. TIGRs therefore pay no interest. They are sold at a significant discount from par and mature at par. TIGRs fluctuate in price, sometimes dramatically, because changes in interest rates have made them more or less desirable. TIGRs can be invested IRAs and other pension accounts; they are also exempt from state and local taxes. They were originally issued between 1982 and 1986, becoming more-or-less obsolete when the U.S. Treasury began issuing its own stripped bonds. They still exist, but are fairly uncommon investments. See also: zero-coupon bonds, STRIPS.

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The home side treated new boss Danny Wilson to as much commitment as he could possibly have asked for and, having taken the lead with an outstanding setpiece goal, they defended tigerishly to protect it until the 88th minute.
KNOCKFIERNA had to be tigerishly tough to complete a hat-trick with victory in the featured Dorans Pride Novice Hurdle as Limerick belatedly began its Christmas festival.
He latched onto a loose ball 40 yards out after Kevin Doyle had tigerishly won the ball from Gavin McCann.
Sure, the players are not as gifted as in the Premier League, but they are still dedicated pros who fight tigerishly, run until they drop, and close down space in an instant.
Ponty had not lost at home for nearly two years - and that to Cardiff on December 29, 2007 - and they fought tigerishly to protect that record only to run out of steam in an exciting finale.
Instead, Chelsea encountered a team who wanted it more, tackled tigerishly, threw bodies in the way of virtually every shot and displayed enough creativity to conjure the goal that mattered.
Palace defended tigerishly, although they needed two saves from keeper Gabor Kiraly to deny Alan Shearer and an offside flag to chalk off Patrick Kluivert's late strike.
Once more it was the ferocious Liverpool midfield which asserted itself, tigerishly claiming every loose ball and attacking with the kind of pace and purpose which has typified Wenger's Arsenal.
City fans might not like this, but the teenager not only runs like Roy Keane - he tackles tigerishly, too.
Scott Thomson had the alarm bells ringing in the Kilmarnock defence when he tigerishly worked his way from the left but his cross - from the edge of the byeline - was scrambled away for another corner.
Fry's boys contested every ball, tackled tigerishly, and attacked at every opportunity.