Business briefs: China signs export agreement

China signed an agreement Tuesday to prohibit the use of lead paint on toys exported to the United States. Unveiled at the second joint U.S.-China summit on consumer product safety, the pact was negotiated in the wake of the recalls of millions of playthings decorated with paint containing the toxic metal. In the pact, Beijing also pledged to step up inspections of its exports.

SOUTH KOREAN TYCOONS

For the second time in less than a week, a South Korean appeals court has spared a tycoon from prison, continuing a custom of leniency for executives convicted of crimes ranging from assault to embezzlement. In the most recent case, Kim Seung-youn of Hanwha Group had his 18-month jail term for organizing and taking part in a revenge beating earlier this year shelved.

More safe sites for people living in vehicles proposed

“This is not a new model; this is something that’s been utilized around the country.”

Pederson takes road less traveled to return home to Giants

After winning back-to-back World Series titles, one with the Los Angeles Dodgers and another with the Atlanta Braves, Joc Pederson…

Homelessness dipped in San Francisco during pandemic

“Our investments in shelter and housing are resulting in improvements in the lives of people experiencing homelessness and conditions on our streets.”