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Hostess Brands Bankruptcy

The Great Twinkie Caper -- How U.S. Workers Get Flipped

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

So next time you're deciding whether to buy a Twinkie or Hostess cupcake, take a moment to think about the outrageous exploitation of hardworking Americans by the privileged wealthy "Ding Dongs."

Drake's Cakes: I Am That Yankee Doodle Boy

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

As a New Yorker, I have, in these months of paucity, been far more concerned about the fate of Hostess' regional arch-competitor and eventual companion brand, Drake's.

Iconic Brand To Be Sold

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — The new buyers of Twinkies apparently developed a sweet tooth for Hostess snack cakes. Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co...

The Fate Of Devil Dogs Revealed

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Hostess has picked the maker of Little Debbie as the lead bidder for its Drake's cakes. According to a filing in U.S. bankruptcy cou...

LOOK: Here Is Proof That Twinkies Do Spoil

Posted 01.27.2013 | Business

A popular urban legend purports that Twinkies never rot. But one eBay user supposedly has evidence to refute this claim. Seller high_order1 is auc...

Will Walmart Save The Twinkie?

Reuters | Olivia Oran | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Reuters) - Hostess Brands Inc, the bankrupt Twinkie and Wonder Bread maker, has received bids for assets being sold by about two dozen parties includi...

Report: Hostess Diverted Wages Meant For Pensions

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

Hostess Brands acknowledged for the first time in a news report Monday that the company diverted workers' pension money for other company uses. Th...

Bonnie Kavoussi

How Hostess's CEO Dodges A Company-Wide Pay Cut

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business

The acting CEO of Hostess Brands, the failed Twinkies-maker, will not take part in a company-wide pay cut. Though he imposed an 8 percent pay cut f...

Maryland's 'Bread Man' Stocks Up On Unusual Commodity

The Capital | Sara Blumberg | Posted 01.24.2013 | DC

Jim Bowen is known simply as the "Bread Man." For the last 26 years, the Glen Burnie resident has stocked his car with as much Hostess bread as he co...

Companies Race To Save The Twinkie

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

* Hostess expects to wind down over next year * Lawyers, advisers see "flood" of interest in brands By Martinne Geller a...

Hostess' Hopes Appear To Be Waning

Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

Hostess' bankruptcy mediation with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union has broken down, and the company p...

The Hostess With the Leastess: Why the Bakers Union Is Not to Blame in Management's Cupcake War

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.18.2013 | Business
Christina Pesoli

The bakers union members didn't create a brand identity synonymous with health problems and no taste. The bakers union members weren't tasked with deciding what trashy snack foods would comprise the product line up.

Don't Cry For Twinkies Just Yet

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

DETROIT -- Twinkie lovers, relax. The tasty cream-filled golden spongecakes are likely to survive, even though their maker will be sold in bankruptcy...

Is Hostess Really Gone? Not Really

Tom Falco | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Tom Falco

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Hostess CEO Allegedly Got A Huge Raise As The Company Approached Bankruptcy

Posted 11.17.2012 | Business

CORRECTION: An earlier version of as well as an earlier headline of this post incorrectly stated that Greg Rayburn received a 300 percent raise as CEO...

Twinkie Fans Petition Obama To Nationalize Snack Cake Industry

Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

As Hostess Brands fans mourn the potential liquidation of the Twinkie (and Hostess workers face layoffs), others are taking action. A bizarre bran...

Twinkies On Sale For $200,000

Posted 11.17.2012 | Money

After Hostess Brands announced it's going out of business following a labor dispute, panicked consumers have rushed to stores to stock up on their fav...

WATCH: Christie Gets Feisty When Asked About Twinkies

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie refused to answer a question about Twinkies after Hostess Brands Inc. -- maker of the snack -- announced Friday it ...

Will They Live On?

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

* Attorney calls process 'credible and sad' * Liquidators already lining up to bid * Company veteran says brands 'certai...

Everything You Need To Know About Twinkies

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

The maker of one of America's favorite snacks is dying, so inevitably it's time for us to sing the Twinkie's praises. Twinkies, which have been aro...

Twinkie The Kid, Dead At 85

Posted 11.16.2012 | Weird News

Twinkie The Kid, a sweet, golden, creme-filled wrangler made of cake thought by some to have an infinite expiration date, is dead. He was 85. Twink...

The End Of Twinkies?

AP | CANDICE CHOI and TOM MURPHY | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

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

Hostess Closes Bakeries, Blames Striking Union

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

Following a nationwide strike by its bakers union, Hostess Brands, Inc., said Monday it is permanently closing three of its bakeries. The closures ...

The Decline Of Twinkie

Posted 05.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Twinkies and Ding Dongs may have made you smile, but now Hostess Brands Inc., the company responsible for making Twinkies and Ding Dongs, is making a ...

Dave Jamieson

Twink-ruptcy: Hostess May Go Under In Labor Dispute

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

Marking the peak of a heated labor dispute, Hostess Brands and the Teamsters union are squaring off in bankruptcy court Tuesday in a case that could d...