Friday, October 10, 2008

Bush says anxiety feeding market instability

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Friday that the government's financial rescue plan was aggressive enough and big enough to work, but would take time to fully kick in. "We can solve this crisis and we will," he said in brief remarks from the White House Rose Garden.

Bush spoke as leaders of the world's top economies gathered in Washington amid frozen credit markets, panic selling in stock markets and a looming global recession.

The president noted that major Western countries were working together in an attempt to stabilize markets and end the spreading panic, including coordinated cuts in interest rates.

"Through these efforts, the world is sending an unmistakable signal. We're in this together and we'll come through this together," Bush said.

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