1. HO NO!

    Hostess’ Mediation Efforts Fail

    SAN LEANDRO, CA - NOVEMBER 16:  In this photo illustration, a package of Hostess Twinkies is displayed on November 16, 2012 in San Leandro, California. Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, announced plans to liquidate its assets and lay off nearly 18,500 employees due to a workers strike brought on by an imposed contract that would cut workers' wages by 8 percent.  (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    Pour a glass of milk for the dessert foods that are no more, because it appears that Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs, and the rest of Hostess Brands Inc.’s cupboard full of snack foods could really be leaving supermarket shelves for good. Mediation efforts between the company and the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union failed Tuesday, so Hostess will return to bankruptcy court Wednesday to make its case of liquidating and selling off its assets. Roughly 18,000 workers at the Texas-based company will lose their jobs.

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