Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson tried Tuesday to calm jittery investors, but the agency is finding it has few tools to fight the current financial crisis. That prompted presidential candidate and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., to note that the Federal Reserve "gets it" but that he was concerned about the Treasury's response after a Tuesday meeting with Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. "I'm still concerned that Treasury doesn't understand the importance of the issue," Dodd said.

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