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American Airlines ticket agent Henry Gemdron, left, works with a customer at Miami International Airport on Sept. 30. Travel industry groups warn of huge job losses if Congress and the White House fail to reach agreement on coronavirus relief soon. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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A man with "flu world order" written on his back walks in London on Tuesday, as the U.K. continues its lockdown. The U.K. is doubling the length of its worker furlough program, citing the need to help employees when the economy reopens. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a statement announcing the recall of "most DoD civilians" who were put on furlough by the government shutdown. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Furloughed federal workers demonstrate in Washington earlier this week. Hundreds of thousands of government employees can't work as long as the House of Representatives and Senate remain gridlocked. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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