CLOSE The Simon Property Group malls will adhere to guidelines like reduced hours, frequent cleaning and more. USA TODAYThe Detroit Three are running out of time.Auto industry experts say the companies must restart their North American assembly factories in the next month as costs mount with each passing day the lines remain idle.”The cost of staying closed is immense and eventually they will run out of time and die without new capital,” said David Whiston, equity strategist for U.S. Autos at Morningstar Research Services. “That’s why getting restarted even in late May or June is important.”The Detroit Three have not declared a restart date, though some reports suggest they are targeting May 18.In the meantime, General Motors and Ford Motor Co., the two companies Whiston covers, are each burning roughly $130 million to $150 million of cash a day even as their assembly lines are stagnant, he said. There are costs such as plant security, cleaning personnel, utility expenses to keep certain machines running, labor costs and so on. American idols: New action figures, toys immortalize heroes of the coronavirus pandemicReopening the economy: Leaked memo details Simon plans to reopen 49 malls across 10 states over the weekendAnd, with many states still under stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, new


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