Passengers wait in line at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Thursday. A major snowstorm has delayed flights from Atlanta to New York. David Tulis/AP hide caption

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Evan Parker built the interior space of the distillery himself in a small warehouse near the coast. Parker and his business partner, Mat Perry, have desks overlooking their 400-gallon copper kettle and still. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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Subsidies for wind farms were among the tax breaks that expired on Jan. 1. Sandy Huffaker/AP hide caption

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Job seekers line up to talk to recruiters during a job fair held in Atlanta in May. John Amis/AP hide caption

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Kevin Petrovic, 19, and his business partner, who's also 19, raised about $6 million from venture capitalists in Silicon Valley to launch FlightCar. The company is trying to make its mark with car-sharing for travelers. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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Unlike the smoky, eardrum-damaging factories of yesterday, today's manufacturing is going high-tech. That can mean more robots and automated machines than workers. But companies like Machine Inc. in Stoughton, Mass., are still growing and hiring. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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