President Bush, eager to reassure a rattled country, said Tuesday that his administration is ready to intervene again to stabilize the economy.
"If there needs to be further action, we'll take it, in a way that does not damage the long-term financial health of our economy," Bush said along the docks of this port city.
It was the second signal in two days from Bush about the possibility of more government action to help hurting consumers and a shaken financial market. Much of his agenda these days is meant to show he is engaged in fixing the economy but still confident in it.
Bush was not specific about other steps he might take.