DETROIT – Although Detroit auto makers have requested federal funds to keep their businesses afloat, those same OEMs also will need money this year to keep their suppliers viable to prevent production hiccups, an auto analyst says. Steve D’Arcy, U.S. global automotive leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers, says market capitalization of publicly held suppliers has dropped significantly, liquidity remains problematic and bankruptcies continue to go up. He says he “would be very surprised” if ...

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