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Published November 16, 2012, 05:46 PM

Hostess to Cease Production, Sell Brands After Worker Strike

Hostess Brands Incorporated says it's going out of business after striking workers across the country crippled its ability to make its Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other snacks.

Hostess Brands Incorporated says it's going out of business after striking workers across the country crippled its ability to make its Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other snacks.

The company had warned employees that it would file a motion with US Bankruptcy Court Friday seeking permission to shutter its operations and sell its brands if plants hadn't resumed normal operations by a Thursday evening deadline. The deadline passed without a deal. The closing means the loss of more than 18,000 jobs and families around the country are heartbroken. Although many workers decided to cross picket lines the company said it wasn't enough to keep operations at normal levels.

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