WASHINGTON — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has temporarily suspended a $650 million deal for its Metrorail extension project, citing market volatility. However, the delay will not affect construction, authority officials said.

The MWAA and its underwriters will decide on a week-to-week basis when to proceed with pricing,. They said the delay stems in part from volatility in the corporate bond market and reveals a new level of complexity for issuers hoping to price Build America Bonds.

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