Hostess bankruptcy

7 Business Battles That Bruised Consumers in 2012

Companies get into fights all the time: in the courts, through their advertising, in contract negotiations with partners, and even with their own workers. To some extent, it's just business as usual -- but when those fights escalate, it's often consumers who feel the pain.

Hostess Gets OK to Begin Winding Down Business

Hostess Brands lived to die another day. The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with its second-biggest union. As a result, Hostess will be in court Wednesday asking for a bankruptcy judge for permission to shutter its operations.

Another Pension Bites the Dust: A Lesson from Hostess' Bankruptcy

When Hostess Brands entered bankruptcy liquidation, it became the latest in a long list of companies to kill its pension plan. And while the existing retirees may still be protected by the government's Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, younger Hostess employees won't be so lucky.

Twinkies Likely to Survive Sale of Hostess

Twinkie lovers, relax: Your snacks are likely to survive, even though Hostess Brands will not. Despite the problems that led Hostess to bankruptcy court, its high brand recognition and strong revenues ensure other companies will bid for at least slices of its baked goods empire.

DailyFinance Says Farewell to Hostess

Today, Hostess Brands announced plans to go out of business. In honor of the Twinkies maker -- and the empty calories of our youth -- some of AOL's writers decided to revisit our favorite Hostess treats.