Twinkies were supposed to be indestructible. But today Hostess, the company responsible for beloved brands like Twinkies, Cupcakes, and Wonder Bread, declared that the nationwide worker strike earlier this week has put the company out of business. "We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said CEO Gregory F. Rayburn in a statement on the Hostess corporate website. Hostess will move immediately to close its doors at bakeries and distribution centers across the U.S. and begin laying off its 18,500 workers, including several close to home at the Oakland bakery. And America wept.
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