Cheddar Afternoon Business Update 11/9: Self driving bus gets hit

Posted: Updated:
YONKERS -

Not so fast for self-driving buses in Las Vegas. The city debuted a new self-driving shuttle service on Wednesday, and one of the buses got into a minor accident with a delivery truck. But city officials blame the truck driver and say the accident wouldn't have happened if the truck had the same sensors as the self-driving bus.

Meanwhile, Uber is joining several other smaller tech firms to get their drivers signed up for Obamacare. The company says the campaign is not a political statement, but a move to improve its relationships with drivers.
Uber currently considers those workers as contractors, rather than employees, so doesn't provide benefits like health insurance.

And, a different kind of keg stand. Hidden Valley is selling 5-liter kegs full of ranch dressing -- by their estimation, a year's worth of the sauce.
The keg is lined with a special FDA-approved coating to make sure the dressing doesn't go bad.

  • BusinessMore>>

  • Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

    Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-06-19 14:11:00 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:42 AM EDT2018-06-20 05:42:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File). FILE- In this April 26, 2018, file photo, a sign promoting the New York Stock Exchange hangs above a scaffolding attached to the New York Stock Exchange, left, in the financial district in New York. The U.S. stock market...(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File). FILE- In this April 26, 2018, file photo, a sign promoting the New York Stock Exchange hangs above a scaffolding attached to the New York Stock Exchange, left, in the financial district in New York. The U.S. stock market...
    US stocks are falling and indexes in Europe and Asia are also falling after President Donald Trump stepped up a trade dispute with China by threatened to put a tariff of 10 percent on $200 billion in imports from...
    US stocks are falling and indexes in Europe and Asia are also falling after President Donald Trump stepped up a trade dispute with China by threatened to put a tariff of 10 percent on $200 billion in imports from China.
  • Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas ratify contract

    Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas ratify contract

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-06-20 04:01:11 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:42 AM EDT2018-06-20 05:42:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this June 1, 2018, file photo, members of the the Culinary Union carry signs at a union hall in Las Vegas. Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International are set ...(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this June 1, 2018, file photo, members of the the Culinary Union carry signs at a union hall in Las Vegas. Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International are set ...
    Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International approve a new five-year contract.
    Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International approve a new five-year contract.
  • The Latest: Trump renews trade criticisms of Mexico, Canada

    The Latest: Trump renews trade criticisms of Mexico, Canada

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:01:03 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:41 AM EDT2018-06-20 05:41:52 GMT
    President Donald Trump gestures as he signs a "Space Policy Directive" during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches.  AP Photo/Susan Walsh)President Donald Trump gestures as he signs a "Space Policy Directive" during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches. AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    The Latest: Escalating trade fight could soon slow US growth, economists say.
    The Latest: Escalating trade fight could soon slow US growth, economists say.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."