Business briefs: British bank laws

Britain’s first run on a bank in almost a century has prompted the government to take a lead from the U.S. response to the Great Depression and promise laws that will guarantee savings should a bank collapse. New laws will be introduced in Parliament next year to extend protections to bank depositors, though critics say it is a knee-jerk political decision.

JAMMIE THOMAS

The woman from Brainerd, Minn., facing a $222,000 music-sharing verdict asked a judge on Monday to overturn it. Jurors found Thomas violated six record companies’ copyrights by offering 24 songs over the Kazaa file-sharing network. Thomas’ attorney argued that the songs could have been bought for $24, making the verdict disproportionate and punitive.

businessBusiness & Real Estate

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Navigation shelter resident tests positive for coronavirus

Homeless advocates repeatedly warned about an outbreak in congregate settings

CCSF taps first Asian American woman to lead as interim chancellor

City College reached a settlement with former Chancellor Mark Rocha after an abrupt departure

Plummeting Bay Area bridge traffic finally levels off

All told, weekday Bay Area traffic volumes are down by half, which has remained consistent from March 23 through this week.

Burger Boogaloo moved to Halloween weekend

Annual music festival hosted by John Waters to feature Bikini Kill, Circle Jerks

Newsom says face coverings can help, but California won’t mandate for now

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that face coverings are beneficial in grocery… Continue reading

Most Read