Stacey Abrams Would Be First Black Female Governor in Georgia—and the U.S.

Stacey Abrams Would Be First Black Female Governor in Georgia—and the U.S.

ATLANTA—Democrat Stacey Abrams came closer Tuesday to becoming the first woman and first African-American to serve as Georgia’s governor, and the first black woman to hold that office in the U.S. But the road ahead is steep: Republicans have dominated state politics, currently holding every major statewide office and controlling both houses of the GeneralRead more about Stacey Abrams Would Be First Black Female Governor in Georgia—and the U.S.[…]

Conoco Seizes Venezuelan Oil Assets in Curaçao

Conoco Seizes Venezuelan Oil Assets in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao—A court on the Dutch island of Curaçao has authorized the local subsidiary of U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips to seize $636 million worth of assets held on the island by Petróleos de Venezuela SA. The move comes as Houston’s Conoco seeks to recover $2 billion in a decade-old dispute over the expropriation of itsRead more about Conoco Seizes Venezuelan Oil Assets in Curaçao[…]