Child custody issue to be addressed after White House petition

Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 5:48 pm    

Gossip Girl and Melrose Place actress Kelly Rutherford has been successful in collecting 100,000 signatures in a White House petition to get her two kids back to the country, The Washington Post reported on May 13.

By hitting the 100,000 threshold, the Obama administration is warranted to review and respond to Rutherford’s child custody battle with her ex, German businessman Daniel Giersche. Her two kids, 8-year-old Hermes and 5-year-old Melrose, have been living with their father in France after a judge granted him custody in April 2012. Giersche’s visa was revoked after their split, meaning Rutherford bore the responsibility of traveling to see the children.

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Merger between Holcim and Lafarge cemented by FTC approval

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 3:26 pm    

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the merger of the two biggest cement makers in the world, Swiss-based Holcim Ltd and Paris-based Lafarge S.A., after the two agreed to divest some of its U.S. assets, Reuters reported on May 4.

To win the FTC’s approval of the $25 billion worth of merger deal, Lafarge agreed to sell distribution centers stationed in Louisiana, Minnesota, Tennessee and Wisconsin, as well as a cement plant and a quarry in Iowa. On the other hand, Holcim agreed to sell slag cement facilities located in New Jersey and Chicago, along with terminals located in Illinois and Michigan, among other U.S. states.

Last December, the two companies won the merger approval from the European Union’s antitrust authorities.

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Jeremy Renner granted joint custody of daughter

Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 4:25 pm    

44-year-old American Hustle star Jeremy Renner and 24-year-old model Sonni Pacheco have finally cut a deal over child custody and child support for their two-year-old daughter, People reported on April 1.

Renner will share joint physical and legal custody of their daughter, Ava, despite Pacheco’s request for primary custody. The actor is also obliged to provide $13,000 for child support, although he will not be paying any spousal support to his ex. Pacheco requested spousal support in the divorce papers she filed last December, in spite of a prenuptial agreement.

The two were married for 10 months before Pacheco filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences.

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