WASHINGTON - The Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously yesterday to propose sweeping changes to the way tax-exempt and other money market funds are regulated in response to the financial crisis and the unprecedented havoc caused by the run on a taxable fund last fall.

The proposals - which will be subject to public comment for 60 days after they are published in the Federal Register - are designed to make the roughly $4 trillion money market fund industry more resilient to economic stresses and less exposed to such runs by investors.

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