WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department extended its $3 trillion temporary guarantee program for money market mutual funds through Sept. 19 to provide continued reassurance for investors.

The program, which was scheduled to expire on April 30, will continue to provide coverage for shareholders up to the amount they had invested in a participating fund as of Sept. 18, 2008. Funds that currently participate in the program must file for the extension by April 13 and meet certain requirements. New funds will not be eligible for the program.

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