Andrew Cuomo heads into November the heavy favorite to win a third term as New York's governor, en route to what some believe are presidential aspirations come 2020. But on his way there, the ground has shifted under his feet.
Rhode Island Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo turned back a challenge from her party's left-wing flank in the state's nominating contests on Wednesday, advancing her bid to win a second term in office in November's general election.
The owner of a restaurant popular with presidential hopefuls and a former police chief won major party nominating contests on Tuesday and will face off in November in a notoriously fickle congressional district in New Hampshire, seen as a key prize with control of Congress at stake.
Three-term U.S. Senator Tom Carper successfully fought off a challenge from community activist Kerri Evelyn Harris in Delaware in Thursday's Democratic primary, after spending several million dollars compared to less than $70,000 by his opponent.
Voter engagement in the 2018 U.S. midterm races remains feverish, primaries in notable swing states Wisconsin and Minnesota showed on Tuesday. | Video
Voter engagement in the 2018 midterm races remains feverish, primaries in notable swing states Wisconsin and Minnesota showed on Tuesday.
Shares of U.S. shale oil producers dropped on Wednesday after several companies posted lower-than-expected quarterly profit from rising spending and hedging losses that kept them from fully benefiting from higher crude prices.
U.S. crude oil production last week hit 11 million barrels per day (bpd) for the first time in the nation's history, the Energy Department said on Wednesday, as the ongoing boom in shale production continues to drive output.
U.S. crude oil stocks fell by nearly 13 million barrels last week, the most in nearly two years, dropping overall crude stocks to their lowest point since February 2015, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.
U.S. crude stocks fell by nearly 10 million barrels last week, the most in nearly two years, as refiners processed a record amount of crude and exports also hit an all-time high, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.