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Mixed martial arts fighters say the UFC exploits them, and turn to Congress for help

Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer Randy “The Natural” Couture testified on Capitol Hill to support Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s effort to expand the Ali Act, which would give MMA fighters the same protections boxers currently have. Those include requiring promoters to divulge their full amount of revenue, banning oppressive contracts and establishing an independent ranking system. The UFC opposes the effort.

Business & Real Estate

Is Sacramento really a finalist for big truck factory? Grab a dictionary.

Nikola Motor Co., a Utah startup developing electric trucks, said Wednesday the Sacramento region isn’t a finalist for its first assembly plant, kicking up a bit of a fuss in the area’s economic development community. Nikola’s statement appeared to contradict the claim a day earlier by the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, the region’s leading business recruiter, that the area had indeed achieved finalist status for a factory that could employ thousands of workers.

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Horse racing business is unhappy that visa provision for workers isn’t being renewed

A bill to keep the government funded through the end of April does not include a provision that would have made it easier for the horse racing industry to hire guest workers who groom horses and perform other critical jobs. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association wants Congress to renew an exemption to the H2B visa cap that allows them to employ workers who have worked in the program in at least one of the past three years.

Business & Real Estate

Innovation or monopoly? Panel looks at ATT-Time Warner deal

Senators questioning the logic of a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner turned their focus to the nickels and dimes of the issue, at least as to how the $85.4 billion mega-deal would affect Americans. OK, you say this huge merger will enhance, not quash, competition and benefit consumers. Will it actually reduce prices that consumers pay?

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Get a sneak peek at new Arden 14 movie theater

The multiplex that replaces the Century Stadium domes on Ethan Way to open Dec. 1.
Carla Meyer The Sacramento Bee
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