The best airplane mechanics are skilled at everything from metal part fabrication to electronics to lavatory plumbing. Other, better-paying companies soon become interested in their skills. Courtesy AAR hide caption

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Airplane Mechanics: A Farm Team For Everyone Else?
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American Airlines Files For Bankruptcy
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A worker stands next to an array of Sharp solar cell modules at a power plant south of Tokyo in August. Sharp was one of 1,400 solar panel manufacturers in attendance at the Solar Power International conference, where industry optimism was high.

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After Scandal, Solar Industry Looks On Bright Side
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Kinder Morgan Announces Plans To Buy El Paso
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A Look At Manssor Arbabsiar
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In times of drought, the Twin Oaks Aquifer Storage and Recovery Facility pumps water up from underground and sends it back to San Antonio for use. The facility uses water from the Edwards Aquifer and the Carrizo Aquifer. Paul Robinson/San Antonio Water System hide caption

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Recycled Water Quenches San Antonio's Thirst
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Gov. Perry Cut Funds For Women's Health In Texas
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In Texas, Perry's Vaccine Mandate Provoked Anger
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Numerous Texas Wildfires Stretch Firefighters' Ranks
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Cattle use a tree for shade near Canadian, Texas, in late July, with temperatures rising above 100 degrees. A severe drought has caused shortages of grass, hay and water in most of Texas, forcing ranchers to thin their herds or risk losing their cattle to the drought. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Drought Puts Texas Ranchers, And Cattle, At Risk
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