Vinson carrier group expected off Korea in late April

Meyer and USS Michael Murphy and the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain would participate in naval exercises with the Australian navy south of Singapore before heading to Korea. "You never know", Trump responded. "We are sending an armada". "We feel the increased presence is necessary", the official told Reuters, citing North Korea's worrisome behavior.

Tillerson accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'

Mr Tillerson accused Iran of a series of "alarming and ongoing provocations that export terror and violence". President Donald Trump earlier ordered a review of the Iran nuclear deal. "Iran is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism and is responsible for intensifying multiple conflicts and undermining U.S. interests in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon, and continuing to support attacks against Israel", he added.

Syrian strike jeopardizes moral leadership, integrity of current administration

Syrian strike jeopardizes moral leadership, integrity of current administration

The Russian government has been implicated in numerous attacks against Syrians opposed to Assad's rule - something Moscow adamantly denies. Meanwhile, US national security adviser Lieutenant-General H R McMaster described the US' goals to defeat IS as well as ousting Mr Assad as somewhat "simultaneous".

Jobs Added in March

The employment rate rose to 65 per cent last month from 64.4 per cent a year ago. Most important, it did so without a decline in the share of Americans working or looking for work, known as labor force participation rate, which stayed the same.

Government may look at approaching WTO if United States changes H1-B policy

US President Donald Trump had recently signed an executive order for tightening the rules of the H-1B visa programme to ensure that the visas are given to what he called the most-skilled or highest paid petitioners. According to a report, the 86% share goes to Indians depending on the number of H1B visas in the computer segment. "We have been in talks with Indian firms and believe they have worked out their strategies - which are a mix of increasing hiring of USA engineers for onsite work, ...

IBM sends S&P 500, Dow lower; Nasdaq advances

IBM sends S&P 500, Dow lower; Nasdaq advances

Nordstrom rose 2.5 percent and Cigna gained 1.3 percent Wednesday. Semiconductor company Lam Research surged 6.9 per cent after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings and surprising the market with a bullish forecast for the current quarter.