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Equifax stock plunged 14% this morning from its height yesterday after news broke that the credit reporting agency was the subject of a cybersecurity breach that might have compromised the personal information of 143 million Americans.

Adding fuel to the fire: Three major Equifax managers sold almost $2 million in the company's stock just days after they became aware of the incident, per Bloomberg.

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Europe faces "stronger and deadlier" coronavirus wave

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The coronavirus is still winning: Now even Germany is entering another national lockdown, joined by France.

Why it matters: France has been "overpowered by a second wave,” President Emmanuel Macron said in a nationally televised address today. Macron said the "new wave will be stronger and deadlier" than the first.

Stocks close down more than 3%

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Stocks took a hit on Wednesday, with the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrials Average and Nasdaq dropping more than 3% across the board.

Why it matters: The volatility is a break from the stock market grinding higher in the face of spiking coronavirus cases, a stalling economy and gridlocked negotiations over an additional stimulus package.