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Uber has been underpaying New York City drivers since late 2014 when it rolled out a new driver agreement, the company told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. Instead of calculating its cut after accounting for taxes and fees, Uber has been doing the math on the larger amount.

Uber says it will refund all affected drivers, including interest, which should amount to about $900 per driver on average. Overall, this will likely cost the company about $45 million, according to an estimate from the Independent Drivers Guild, which represents many NYC drivers.

Don't forget: This is far from the first time Uber's been in hot water over driver compensation. In the last few months, Uber has agreed to pay out $20 million to resolve a complaint to the FTC over its claims about driver pay, and has also admitted to underpaying black car drivers in Pittsburgh since 2015. Its "upfront pricing" approach has also been subject to much criticism for opaquely underpaying drivers.

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Deadly Hurricane Zeta pummels Alabama after Louisiana landfall

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Hurricane Zeta has killed at least one person after a downed power line electrocuted a 55-year-old in Louisiana as the storm moved into Alabama overnight.

What's happening: After "battering southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi," it began lashing Alabama late Wednesday, per the National Hurricane Center.

Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases

Catholics go through containment protocols including body-temperature measurement and hands-sanitisation before entering the Saint Christopher Parish Church, Taipei City, Taiwan, in July. Photo: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Taiwan on Thursday marked no locally transmitted coronavirus cases for 200 days, as the island of 23 million people's total number of infections reported stands at 550 and the COVID-19 death toll at seven.

Why it matters: Nowhere else in the world has reached such a milestone. While COVID-19 cases surge across the U.S. and Europe, Taiwan's last locally transmitted case was on April 12. Experts credit tightly regulated travel, early border closure, "rigorous contact tracing, technology-enforced quarantine and universal mask wearing," along with the island state's previous experience with the SARS virus, per Bloomberg.

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