Twinkie’s last stand: It’s up to a mediator

As Twinkies maker Hostess went to bankruptcy court today to ask the judge for official permission to liquidate, what’s next for the iconic brand?

During the hearing, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain urged Hostess, the unions and lenders to come to an agreement through mediation rather than through a public, and costly, hearing. The court called a short recess while the lawyer for the baker’s union phoned his client to see if the union would agree to a mediation process tomorrow.

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Will Twinkies be reborn through new Mexican ownership?

Next week may be Black Friday but sweets lovers across the nation hung their heads in sorrow on a dark Friday yesterday as Hostess announced they would cease making their line of products, which include the iconic Twinkies brand, because of the Bakers Union Strike.

Relax, Twinkies likely to live on

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They don’t really last indefinitely, but even if Hostess liquidates like the filling in a deep-fried Twinkie, the golden cakes still have a shot at outliving the company that makes them.

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Hostess, maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, says closing business

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Hostess Brands, baker of iconic Twinkies cakes, said Friday it asked a court’s permission to shut down the entire company after a strike crippled its operations.

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