CHICAGO - After postponing a planned bond issue this week amid ongoing market turmoil, the Wayne County Airport Authority - operator of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport - hopes to enter a more stable market within the next few weeks with its third refunding issue in the last five months.

The $75 million variable-rate bond issue would take out the final piece of the authority's short-term debt that was tainted either by the collapse of the auction-rate market or downgrades of former triple-A rated monoline bond insurers earlier this year.

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