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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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House Speaker John Boehner speaks to reporters at the Capitol on Monday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Congress At Impasse Over Must-Pass Measures

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A Chinese beekeeper harvests honey beside a rapeseed field in Anhui province. China is a major producer of honey and bee products. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Funny Honey? Bringing Trust To A Sector Full Of Suspicion

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Jeff Bezos, chairman and CEO of Amazon.com, introduces the Kindle Fire at a news conference in September. The new tablet quickly rose to the top of Amazon's sales charts. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Hot This Season: Getting In Touch With A Tablet

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About 100 recent homebuyers protested plunging real estate values at China Vanke, a Chinese real estate company, on Sunday in Shanghai. The protesters said they wore surgical masks to hide their identities. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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After Boom Years, Chinese Housing Market Looks Soft

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