WASHINGTON — With Bank of America Corp. coming back for a second helping of government aid, it is hard not to ask: Are regulators creating the next too-big-to-manage company, a la Citigroup Inc.?

And the question is all the more relevant considering reports that the government has been leaning on Citi to slim down after investing $45 billion in the New York company and agreeing to backstop $306 billion of assets.

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