Columnist David Weidner says that it's not surprising that the tighter relationships between the government and the financial sector have gotten messy. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has joined institutional investors, including BlackRock and Pimco, in demanding that Bank of America and Bank of New York Mellon buy back billions of dollars worth of troubled mortgage-backed securities. "The issue underscores ways in which the financial system has been changed by rescue acquisitions, government aid and the revolving door between New York and Washington," Weidner writes.

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