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(AP) — This Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, file photo, shows, Hostess Twinkies in a studio in New York. Hostess Brands Inc. announced Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, that it is liquidating the company because plant operations did not return to normal levels by Thursday evening.

The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread said Thursday has filed a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to shutter operations. That will result in the loss of about 18,000 jobs.( AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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