A Hostess sign is shown on a closed retail outlet store in Garland, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, is seeking bankruptcy protection, blaming its pension and medical benefits obligations, increased competition and tough economic conditions. The filing on Wednesday comes just two years after a predecessor company emerged from bankruptcy proceedings. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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A Hostess sign is shown on a closed retail outlet store in Garland, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.  Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, is seeking bankruptcy protection, blaming its pension and medical benefits obligations, increased competition and tough economic conditions. The filing on Wednesday comes just two years after a predecessor company emerged from bankruptcy proceedings. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
A Hostess sign is shown on a closed retail outlet store in Garland, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, is seeking bankruptcy protection, blaming its pension and medical benefits obligations, increased competition and tough economic conditions. The filing on Wednesday comes just two years after a predecessor company emerged from bankruptcy proceedings. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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