Capital One Financial Corporation

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    June 23, 2014

    Bank Robber Demands Only $100 from Tellers, Fails

    Bank robbery, in general, is crime of volume. Less than five percent of thieves crack the safe. The great majority, focused on getting out of the building as quickly as possible, target the money with the tellers at the counter. The average take of a bank robbery is $4,000. The big money, as history ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Goodbye Blue Monday May Say Goodbye For Good Without Some Help

    By Hannah Palmer Egan On a recent Tuesday, Sunday Wright sits at a table at the back of Goodbye Blue Monday. The room is dark: lit with colored bulbs, brick-a-brack and the afternoon glow of 10 or so day-drinkers, conversation keeps to a quiet lull as warm notes of jazz noodle through the air. Late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    The Worst Band Fan Names of All Time

    Lorde may only be 17, but this week she revealed herself to be wise beyond her years. In a recent interview with Look magazine, the songstress behind the No. 2 Pazz & Jop single "Royals" responded to a question about attempting to give her fans a cutesy name. "I find it grating to lump everyone in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    After Hackers Pwn Twitter, New York State Beefs Up Its Cyber Security

    "In the 21st century, almost all of our daily activities are linked to the internet - from banking to shopping to using our telecommunications networks and physical infrastructure systems," Governor Cuomo said, announcing the creation of an all-star New York cyber security advisory board last week. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Zombies Rob Bank

    On Saturday, October 27, two men walked into a Capital One Bank at Ovington Avenue and Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn just after 2 p.m. One had on a red plaid shirt, jeans and white tennis shoes. The other had on a gray shirt with jeans and dark sneakers. They were both wearing blue latex glove ... More >>

  • News

    October 31, 2012

    Country Club Sopranos

    American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won't notice.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2012

    The Fastest Bank Robber of All Time: 3 Brooklyn Banks, 30 Minutes Flat

    We don't know if we should "Bravo!" this guy or start locking up our own cash in vaults (the Times described the suspect's non-violent rampage as a "mini-crime wave." What a title).In Midwood yesterday afternoon, NYPD officials say that a bank robber flew through three separate banks on Kings H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Rush Limbaugh Loses More Than 30 Advertisers Over "Slut" Remark

    Rush Limbaugh famously used his syndicated radio show to call Georgetown U student Sandra Fluke, who's in favor of Obama's birth control policy, a "slut" and a "prostitute." Rush profusely apologized, but the advertisers aren't buying it and they're dropping like discontented little corporate flies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Wanted: Brooklyn Bank Robber

    ​A bank robber has recently hit two Capital One branches in Brooklyn, and cops want your help finding him. The New York Police Department says the suspected perp (pictured here), walked into the Williamsburg bank, at 185 Broadway, around 5:41 p.m. on Dec. 29. He demanded cash and then fled o ... More >>

  • News

    December 28, 2011
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    November 9, 2011

    David R. Yale, Queens Man, Issues Pink Slip to Citigroup CEO

    Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit, still unaware of his termination. ​We got an interesting e-mail this morning from a man in Bayside, Queens. David R. Yale, a 67-year-old consultant, is firing Vikram Pandit, the CEO of Citigroup. Yale mailed a pink slip to Pandit that notifies him of his terminati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Sharply-Dressed Man in Business Suit Robs Midtown Bank With Aplomb

    via DCPI​A man in a black business suit and crisp white dress shirt reportedly robbed a bank in Midtown yesterday. The suspect went inside the Capital One Bank on West 57th and passed the teller a note demanding money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, after which the suspe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Police Seek Unsuccessful Bronx Robber

    ​The NYPD wants the public's help in locating a man wanted in connection with an attempted bank robbery on Friday, August 12 a little before 1 p.m. in the Bronx. The suspect attempted to rob a Capital One bank at 557 Melrose Avenue, where he stood in line for the teller. When he got to the front, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Huge Email Hack Reveals Customer Info From Target, JP Morgan and 50 More Big Brands

    ​The digital marketing firm Epsilon told its clients on Friday of "an unauthorized entry into Epsilon's email system," insisting it "was limited to email addresses and/or customer names only" and that no other information was at risk, but it's only now becoming clear just how widespread the ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Morning Links: Stabbed Muslim Cabbie Glad to Be New Yorker; Levi Johnston Says He's Actually Not Sorry to Sarah Palin

    ​• The Muslim cabbie stabbed by a passenger says he's still glad to be a New Yorker: "I feel like I belong here," he said. "This is the city actually [for] all colors, races, religion, everyone. We live here side by side peacefully." Meanwhile, friends of accused stabber Michael Enright say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    12th-Graders Handle the Money in Harlem

    ​Students at Harlem's Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change just got some after school job opportunities handed to them. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Capital One Bank branch on the school's campus was held this morning, the third branch in the tri-state area to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2010

    Robert Krieg Identified as Suspect in Manhattan Bank Robbery

    ​The Police would like to speak to Robert Krieg, 42, in connection with the robbery of the Capital One Bank branch at 1001 6 Avenue. According to police in the Midtown South Precinct, a man, who they're identifying as Krieg, entered the bank early Thursday afternoon and demanded money from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Have You Seen... Nicely-Dressed Bank Robber

    ​Two guys hit three banks on Monday, making them our first bank robbers of the year; this guy, black and in his 50s, and his accomplice are so far as we know the last ones of 2009. On December 28, they robbed the Capital One at East 34th Street. His accomplice, black and in his 30s, was in a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Have You Seen... First Bank Robbers of the New Year

    ​ The parties are over, and Monday it was back to work -- at bank-robbing, for some folks. The man at left robbed the Chase at 2824 Broadway around 11:40 a.m. Monday. He's described as 35, 5'10", 180 pounds, glasses and a goatee, wearing a black ski hat, brown or burgandy jacket, grey hoodi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Barrett: Bill Thompson Received Millions in Loans from the "Labor Bank" He's Promoted as Comptroller

    ​City comptroller and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson and his wife Elsie McCabe received three loans totaling $1.4 million from Amalgamated Bank, which calls itself "the labor bank" and does a multi-billion dollar business with his office, the Voice has learned. McCabe is also the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2009

    Man Withdraws Money Accidentally Deposited in His Account, Is Arrested

    ​As it turns out, if money that isn't yours suddenly appears in your bank account, the whole finders-keepers-losers- weepers thing doesn't really apply. Long Islander Carlos Morales learned this the hard way when he was arrested Thursday. Newsday reports a bank teller mistakenly placed more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Have You Seen... University Place Bank Robber

    ​Someone robbed the Capital One Bank at University Place and East 8th Street on Saturday around 10 a.m. Here's a surveillance photo of the schnook, with his cell out, like he has to tell his mom why he's not home for breakfast. He's thought to be between 25 and 35 years old, 5'6", and between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Chipotle Teams Up With, of All Things, "Food, Inc." & More on the Midtown Doughnut Wars

    In a strange turn of promotional mastery, Chipotle has partnered with Magnolia Pictures to promote the documentary Food, Inc. The chain, which hopes to spread the word about its use of organic and naturally raised foods, will sponsor free screenings of the film in 32 cities. [Reuters] The Daily New ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2009

    The Improbable Rap Career of Laura Nyro's Son

    Harlem rapper Gil-T seeks glory by communing with his mother

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Alan Greenspan Is a Sub-Prime American

    We took this with our shitty phone last weekend Oh, Great Depression, if there's another silver lining to you murdering all our expense accounts, putting our homies out of legit work, instilling unspeakable fear in those of us who didn't follow Jesus into carpentry, it's the hope that you will ble ... More >>

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    May 27, 2003

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