Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Wednesday morning

The Saudi Oil Minister Khaled al-Faleh.
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The Saudi Oil Minister Khaled al-Faleh.

A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.

STOCKS/ECONOMY

-Stock futures are higher, mostly on a surge in oil prices. Economic data out today includes the ADP private sector jobs report for November, personal income, and spending.

OIL/ENERGY

-U.S. crude prices have been up as much as 8 percent today to the $49 a barrel level on comments by the Saudi oil minister that OPEC is close to a production cut deal.

TRUMP TRANSITION

-President-elect Donald Trump has just tweeted that he will hold a news conference on December 15 to detail how he is going to entirely leave his businesses in order to focus on the presidency.