The Ticker: Economy Grows; Slow iPad Sales; Branded Entertainment; Popeyes Chicken; Windows 8

The Chicago Tribune: Third Quarter 2% Growth Hints at Rising Public Confidence

The Washington Post: Tech PR: iPad Sales Slowed by Tough Competition

The New York Times: Branded Entertainment Increasingly Links East and West Coasts

Forbes: Ascendant Popeyes Buys Up Bankrupt KFC Stores

The Wall Street Journal: Microsoft Unveils Surface Tablet and Windows 8