Matthews joins staff at Pain Specialists in Cove

Certified Family Nurse Practioner Brooke Matthews recently joined the Pain Management Team of Copperas Cove, according to a news release from Pain Specialists of Austin.

Matthews is a Colorado Springs, Colo., native and was awarded a full-ride Governor’s Opportunity Scholarship for her Bachelor of Science in nursing program at Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Since completing an MSN program and attaining certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practioners, Matthews strives to provide quality individualized medical care and places high importance on maintaining compassionate interactions with patients.

M. Clare Haefner

Resource center plans business seminars

The Central Texas Business Resource Center plans the following workshops in October:

DESIGNING A PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Learn how to create a successful campaign for your small business by learning a proven process. Cost is $25.

BANKROLLING YOUR BUSINESS: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22. This workshop covers information about funding sources available for businesses including grants, loans, and other sources, and how to qualify for funding. Cost is $25.

FACEBOOK 101 FOR BUSINESS: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Facebook is an effective networking and marketing tool that can create awareness and connect your business or organization with your community. This session will cover the basics, statistics and trends. Cost is $25.

Reserve your seat at least one day in advance. Call 254-200-2001 or email All classes are conducted at the Killeen Workforce Center, 300 Cheyenne, Killeen.

Deb Moore

Heights chamber announces upcoming scheduled events

Ribbon-cutting for PureFit Foods, 10 a.m. Thursday, 1103 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd., No. 107, Killeen.

Ribbon-cutting for Memorial Christian Academy, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 4001 Trimmier Road, Killeen.

Annual banquet, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28, Civic and Conference Center, Killeen.

• The chamber will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day.

For more information on events, call 254-699-4999.

Deb Moore

Rising legal costs push JPMorgan to rare loss

NEW YORK — Mounting legal costs pushed JPMorgan Chase to a rare loss in the third quarter, the first under the leadership of Jamie Dimon.

The largest U.S. bank by assets set aside $9.2 billion in the quarter to cover a string of litigation stemming from the housing crisis and the bank’s “London Whale” trading debacle.

JPMorgan said it has placed a total of $23 billion in reserve to cover potential legal costs, including the $9.2 billion.

In a conference call with reporters, CEO Dimon called the costs “painful,” but said they reflected “the reality we have to deal with.”

The Associated Press

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