FROM Evan Newmark
Bush Administration, Central Banks Try to Reassure Markets President Bush cancelled political fundraisers today to stay in Washington and confer with his advisors about what he calls " adjustments " in the financial markets. Yesterday's bailout of insurance giant AIG did not improve investor confidence. This morning, central banks in America, Europe and Asia promised another $180 billion to calm investors' fears. Evan Newmark reports for the Wall Street Journal .
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