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Marketplace AM for December 14, 2004

Episode Description 

A place to celebrate ... taxes

As far we can tell, there are only two museums in world devoted entirely to taxes. One's in Germany. The otheris on a street corner in Jerusalem. As Marketplace's Adam Davidson discovered, the Israeli museum actually celebrates taxes.

CEO's and mergers ...

Businesses are making the biggest year-end push for mergers and acquisitions since 1999. Marketplace's Scott Jagow examines why. Then, the Economist's Tim Hindle examines the state of executive compensation and explains why there needs to be more disclosure of what they make.

The Best Gift Ever - Craig Newmark

Time for today's installment in our holiday series -- The Best Gift Ever. What gift really jazzed you? Drop us a line, letters@marketplace.org.