WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders and Bush administration officials appeared to move closer to a tentative agreement on the Treasury Department's proposed $700 billion bailout late yesterday. However, some Republicans made it clear they remained opposed to it and it was unclear if supporters would be able to get enough GOP support for the pact to push it through Congress.

Senate Banking chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and House Financial Services chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., told reporters in the afternoon that they had hammered out a tentative bipartisan compromise after a three-hour meeting with top Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Capitol.

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