The daily business briefing: November 30, 2016

Carrier makes a deal with Trump to keep 1,000 jobs in the U.S., oil surges as expectations rise for an OPEC output cut, and more

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1. Trump vows to leave business 'in total'

In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump announced that "legal documents are being crafted" to take him "completely out of business operations" in his sprawling, multi-billion-dollar empire. Trump said he will hold a press conference with his children on Dec. 15 to address his decision to leave his "great business in total" to focus on the "far more important task" of being president. He noted he was not "mandated" by law to do this, but that he wanted to eliminate any perceived conflicts of interest. Already, Trump has raised eyebrows for his Washington, D.C., hotel on government-leased property, and reports of his post-election push against a British wind farm that would mar the view from his Scottish golf course.

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