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Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) is the Barchart Chart of the Day. The equity REIT has a Trend potter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 11.10+ and gained 7.61 % in the last year.
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By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP - 2 hrs 17 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained at a low 5 percent, roughly where it has been since fall. (full story)