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Hostess liquidation expected to draw hungry buyers

A sign taped onto the door of Hostess plant is seen in St. Louis, Missouri November 16, 2012. If Hostess Brands wins court approval to liquidate next week, it is likely to encounter substantial demand for its portfolio of iconic snack cakes and baked goods like Twinkies and Wonder Bread, investors and industry experts said on Friday. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

A sign taped onto the door of Hostess plant is seen in St. Louis, Missouri November 16, 2012. If Hostess Brands wins court approval to liquidate next week, it is likely to encounter substantial demand for its portfolio of iconic snack cakes and baked...more

A sign taped onto the door of Hostess plant is seen in St. Louis, Missouri November 16, 2012. If Hostess Brands wins court approval to liquidate next week, it is likely to encounter substantial demand for its portfolio of iconic snack cakes and baked goods like Twinkies and Wonder Bread, investors and industry experts said on Friday. REUTERS/Sarah Conard
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Picketers plays cards outside the Hostess plant in St. Louis, Missouri November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

Picketers plays cards outside the Hostess plant in St. Louis, Missouri November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

Picketers plays cards outside the Hostess plant in St. Louis, Missouri November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard
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Picketers wave outside the Hostess Bakery in St. Louis, Missouri November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

Picketers wave outside the Hostess Bakery in St. Louis, Missouri November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

Picketers wave outside the Hostess Bakery in St. Louis, Missouri November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard
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