In another sign that their priorities have shifted since their government takeover, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae canceled fee hikes that had been scheduled to go into effect next month.

Fannie announced after the market closed Thursday that it would not double its 25-basis-point "adverse market delivery charge," as it had said it would in August.

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