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Bond-market expectations for U.S. inflation have been climbing

Georgia is on Trump's mind, a holiday rally for Bitcoin fizzles and OPEC+ plans next move. 

President Donald Trump urged election officials in Georgia to "find 11,780 votes" to flip the state that President-elect Joe Biden won in November's election. There was a swift backlash following the release of the recording of the call, with Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, saying the president's actions were "potentially criminal." Georgia holds a crucial run-off election tomorrow that will decide which party holds the majority in the Senate. Elsewhere in election news, the certification of Joe Biden as president on Jan. 6 is set to be opposed by a group of Senators led by Ted Cruz of Texas. While the move will have little effect, some Republican lawmakers are warning of the dangerous precedent it sets.