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Hostess to close, cites nationwide worker strike

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IRVING, TX (AP) -- Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers.

The Irving, TX, company says a nationwide worker strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products at several locations.

Hostess had warned employees that it would file a motion in US Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by Thursday evening.

The privately held company filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, its second trip through bankruptcy court in less than a decade.

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Twinkies

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Not my twinkies too!!

Thanks democrats. Glad I signd for secession.

The Twinkie File

I hate to see this. No more Twinkies. I just sent a case to one of my sons who is in Afghanistan. We all grew up with the brand, as did our moms and dads. I hope another company picks up the trademark, the brand, the recipe and keeps on keeping on. If not, another piece of Americana bites the dust...........and now, 18,500 people are out of a job.

The domino's are going to start tipping.

Another company will!

But they don't speak our language....they speak Chinese! You think for one second that this brand won't be snapped up by the Chinese with most if not all production shipped to China. We will all be seeing Hostess products on our shelves for many years to come....except it will no longer be an American Product, it will be American in name only. You can take that to the bank. What difference does is make...Hostess did not build it according to Obama.

Its

a shame..when good business means to CLOSE your business...THANK YOU FREELOADERS!

BOO HOO!

You mean I won't be able to by 'twinkies' with my EBT (food stamps)card anymore.

Only if you..

Only if you surrender your OBAMAPHONE !! Wah Wah

This is just the tip of the

This is just the tip of the iceberg. The date to watch is Jan 1st, 2013. Change is in the air, but I don't think its the good kind.

The dominoes keep falling

'THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS DOING FINE.'