The government shutdown reaches day 30. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The Transportation Security Administration said 10% of airport screeners missed work this holiday weekend, up from 3.1% at this time a year ago, the AP reports.

Why it matters: It's a sign of the financial hardship TSA workers are feeling as the government shutdown hits day 30. Longer lines at certain airports are the result, and extra screeners have been dispatched to airports in Atlanta, Miami, and Newark. Baltimore/Washington International Airport closed one of its security checkpoints on Sunday, but TSA told AP it was open again on Monday.

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Europe faces "stronger and deadlier" coronavirus wave

Paris under curfew. Photo: Kiran Ridley/Getty Images

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.

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