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  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Monday Apr 1, 2019

    Tesla, Inc.

    Settlement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Monday Apr 1, 2019

    On April 1, 2019, Tesla reached a settlement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its mishandling of hazardous waste in 2017.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 3, 2019

    Donald Trump

    House Ways and Means Committee made a formal request to the Internal Revenue Service for Trump's personal and business tax returns

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 3, 2019

    On April 3, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee made a formal request to the Internal Revenue Service for Trump's personal and business tax returns from 2013 to 2018, setting a deadline of April 10. That day, Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said the deadline would not be met, and the deadline was extended to April 23, which also was not honored, and on May 6 Mnuchin said the request would be denied. On May 10, 2019, committee chairman Richard Neal subpoenaed the Treasury Department and the IRS for the returns and seven days later the subpoenas were defied. A fall 2018 draft IRS legal memo asserted that Trump must provide his tax returns to Congress unless he invokes executive privilege, contradicting the administration's justification for defying the earlier subpoena. Mnuchin asserted the memo actually addressed a different matter.




  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 2019

    Jeff Bezos

    Divorce

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 2019

    On April 4, 2019, the divorce was finalized (Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Tuttle).




  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 2019

    Facebook, Inc.

    Half a Billion Records of Facebook Users Were Found Exposed on Amazon Cloud Servers

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 2019

    On 4 April 2019, half a billion records of Facebook users were found exposed on Amazon cloud servers, containing information about users’ friends, likes, groups, and checked-in locations, as well as “names, passwords and email addresses.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 9, 2019

    Bank of America

    The Company announced the minimum wage will be increased

    U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 9, 2019

    On April 9, 2019, the company announced the minimum wage will be increased beginning May 1, 2019, to $17.00 an hour until it reaches a goal of $20.00 an hour in 2021.




  • Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday Apr 10, 2019

    Brexit

    Late-night talks in Brussels

    Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday Apr 10, 2019

    On 10 April 2019, late-night talks in Brussels resulted in a further extension, to 31 October 2019; Theresa May had again requested an extension only until 30 June.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 12, 2019

    Brexit

    The first alternative offered was that if MPs rejected May's deal in the next week

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 12, 2019

    The first alternative offered was that if MPs rejected May's deal in the next week, Brexit would be due to occur by 12 April 2019, with, or without, a deal—or alternatively another extension be asked for and a commitment to participate in the 2019 European Parliament elections given.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 12, 2019

    Brexit

    UK was required to leave the EU

    United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 12, 2019

    Following the failure of the UK Parliament to approve the Withdrawal Agreement by 29 March, the UK was required to leave the EU on 12 April 2019.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 18, 2019

    Zoom Video Communications

    Zoom became a public company via an initial public offering

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 18, 2019

    On April 18, 2019, the company became a public company via an initial public offering. After pricing at US$36 per share, the share price increased over 72% on the first day of trading. The company was valued at US$16 billion by the end of its first day of trading. Prior to the IPO, Dropbox invested $5 million in Zoom.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 24, 2019

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook Said It Could Face a Fine between $3 Billion To $5 Billion as The Result of an Investigation by The Federal Trade Commission

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 24, 2019

    On April 24, 2019, Facebook said it could face a fine between $3 billion to $5 billion as the result of an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The agency has been investigating Facebook for possible privacy violations, but has not announced any findings yet.


  • Vladivostok, Russia
    Thursday Apr 25, 2019

    Kim Jong-un

    First summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Vladivostok, Russia
    Thursday Apr 25, 2019

    On 25 April 2019, Kim held his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 25, 2019

    Joe Biden

    Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 25, 2019

    The 2020 presidential campaign of Joe Biden began on April 25, 2019, when Biden released a video announcing his candidacy in the 2020 Democratic party presidential primaries. Joe Biden, the former vice president of the United States and a former U.S. senator from Delaware, had been the subject of widespread speculation as a potential 2020 candidate after declining to be a candidate in the 2016 election. As a former vice president, Biden entered the race with very high name recognition. From his campaign announcement until late September, he was generally considered the front runner of the race and led the national primary in most major polls.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 30, 2019

    Facebook, Inc.

    Pulling Facebook's Apps From Windows Phone

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 30, 2019

    In early-April 2019, Facebook announced that it would be pulling its apps from Windows Phone on April 30, 2019, including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.


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