Business briefs: Jones Soda off the hook

Jones Soda, the Seattle-based soda company (JSDA), on Monday said that the San Francisco regional office of the Securities and Exchange Commission terminated an informal investigation into stock trades made by company executives and board members. The SEC office does not plan to seek enforcement action, according to a letter. Jones Soda has been hit by several shareholder lawsuits.

CHINA COAL

As China’s appetite for coal is booming, American investors and businesses are cashing in. American pension and mutual-fund money is being invested in the Chinese coal industry, which is lucrative but in general has a poor record for pollution and worker safety. Even environmental groups have been largely silent on investing in Chinese coal.

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.”