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Issue

A particular financial asset.

Issue

A set of securities that a company or government offers for sale. That is, when a company sells stocks or bonds to the public (or offers them for private placement) the collection of stocks or bonds is said to be an issue. If the company or government is selling a set for the first time, it is said to be making a new issue. Typically, issues of securities may be bought and sold on the open market.

issue

A particular grouping of an organization's securities. For example, General Motors has a number of different issues of preferred stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

issue

To sell securities in the primary market. For example, in late 1996, Florida Panthers Holdings, Inc., owner of the NHL hockey team, issued 2,700,000 Class A shares of common stock at a price of $10 per share.

Issue.

When a corporation offers a stock or bond for sale, or a government offers a bond, the security is known as an issue, and the company or government is the issuer.

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Justice Stevens took issue with Breyer's reasoning, arguing that a large granite monument inscribed with a religious message from a specific version of the Bible clearly has a religious meaning.
Upon unveiling the religious display last fall, Ringgold Councilman Bill McMillon said the empty frame was included in the display "for those who believe in nothing," and that those who took issue with the display of the Ten Commandments and Lord's Prayer "can go stand in front of it and believe anything they want to.
Committee members asked probing questions, and many clearly took issue with claims by Kennedy and May that churches are gagged.
A few days later fellow Virginia TV preacher Jerry Falwell took issue.