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Twinkie maker to shut off ovens

Hit by strike, bankrupt Hostess seeks to liquidate, fire 18,500

Posted: November 17, 2012 at 3:13 a.m.

Lue Kelley (left) helps Sonic restaurant manager Thomas Ross (right) buy the last loaves of bread Friday at the Hostess Wonder Bread bakery outlet on Geyer Springs Road as Hostess Brands Inc. plans to close its factories.

Hostess Brands Inc., the bankrupt baker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and Ding Dongs, asked for permission Friday to shut down all of its 33 factories and fire more than 18,000 workers.

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Business, Pages 31 on 11/17/2012

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