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Filed in National by on September 26, 2011

During the summer, Capital One bought out and took over ING Direct and HSBC’s credit card business. In a deal with the State of Delaware, Capital One will get more than $5.5 million from Delaware’s Strategic Fund and a tax rebate up to $1.5 million for creating 500 jobs in the state by 2013. I guess I can live with that.

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  1. socialistic ben says:

    and how big of a boost in profits will Capital One get when they fire those 500 Delawarians, ship their jobs to India, and get to keep the tax breaks thanks to our soon-to-be Tehadi overlords?

  2. liberalgeek says:

    Great news for Delaware… But I wonder where those jobs are coming from. If those were 500 jobs in India, Great! If they were 500 jobs in South Dakota, well, at least they’ll be in Delaware. But if they end up laying off 700 people in SD to hire 500 in DE, I’m a little disappointed.

  3. cassandra_m says:

    Wonder if there are any serious clawbacks to the Capital One deal? Capital One has the habit of taking their tax credits and then running.

  4. JustSomeGuy says:

    Far be it to call this a PR stunt but my bet is that the net LOSS of the Cap One deal will exceed the M&T 750 “Whats in Your Wallet?”

  5. socialist says:

    “KLOPPENBURG WINS!! The people of Wisconsin have spoken”


  6. cassandra_m says:

    So guess who caved this time?

    It gets the government funded til November, but FEMA is funded and there are no offsets.