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Hostess to close, cites nationwide worker strike

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IRVING, Texas (AP) - Hostess says it's going out of business, but it may not mean the end for Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other products.

The company's CEO says he's hoping to find a buyer for about 30 Hostess brands.

The company had warned employees it would move to shut down its operations and sell its brands if striking workers didn't allow plants to resume normal operations by yesterday evening. The deadline passed without a deal.

Hostess said the nationwide strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products at several locations.

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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