New York

  • Joey Cappuccitti, who works at a Maximus call center, talks with a person looking for help with New York's insurance exchange.
    Fred Mogul
    10:55am Dec 09, 2013
    National National Economy Health & Safety

    New York's Insurance Exchange Readies For Holiday Rush

    As a Dec. 23 enrollment deadline for health insurance that starts Jan. 1 looms, New York state is staffing up its call center and smoothing out the rough spots on its application to meet growing demand. As time runs down, the state is trying to fix technical and design issues that came up when the site debuted in October.
  • Tuthilltown Spirits in New York makes a clear corn whiskey, and the first legal aged whiskey in the state since Prohibition, among other products.
    Joel Rose/NPR
    11:30am Jul 23, 2013
    National National Economy

    New York Toasts Long-Awaited Revival Of Its Distilleries

    In the unregulated heyday before Prohibition, distilleries in New York produced whiskey, gin, rum and other spirits. Then the industry was all but wiped out for the next 80 years. But state laws regulating distilling have been loosened and now dozens of new distilleries have sprung up.