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Cannabis prices keep tumbling, bumming investors

by Mike Consol | May 18, 2023

As Real Assets Adviser reported in March 2020, the legalization of recreational and medical use of cannabis in Canada and several U.S. states has not created the expected demand.

U.S. passenger rail projects finally get some traction

by Mike Consol | May 10, 2023

The United States has not been a transportation leader in passenger rail for a long time, let alone set technology standards in the space, but Andy Kunz, founder and president of the US High Speed Rail Association, says major progress is being made on the domestic front.

Record number of robots now employed by auto industry

by Mike Consol | May 4, 2023

The automotive industry has the largest number of robots working in factories around the world, with its operational stock hitting a new record of about 1 million units. This represents about one-third of the total number of robots installed across all industries.

Customer experience and the bottom line

by Mike Consol | Apr 19, 2023

Customer experience. Some companies bank their reputations on it. Apple, Disney, Ritz-Carlton and Uber come to mind. But far more companies are sorely lacking in this area.

An old idea becomes new again: Car-free cities

by Benjamin Cole | Apr 1, 2023

Pedestrian zones have adapted, evolved and improved through many iterations since their introduction back into the U.S. urban scene in the 1960s. Some of the attributes of car-free zones are fundamental, even basic to human nature. But new adaptations are likely needed for car-free urban districts to thrive through the 2020s.
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