Main business briefs for Nov. 15

Storage space issue brings lawsuit against Microsoft.
Published: November 15, 2012
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IN BRIEF

Space issue

brings suit

— A California lawyer is suing Microsoft, claiming the Surface tablet he bought doesn't have all the storage space the company advertised.

Andrew Sokolowski says he bought a Surface with 32 gigabytes of storage last week. But he quickly ran out of space after loading it with music and Microsoft Word documents.

He discovered that half of the 32GB storage space was being used by the operating system and preinstalled apps.

Sokolowski filed the suit Tuesday at the Superior Court in Los Angeles.

Many work

on holiday

— Though 73 percent of employers have scheduled Thursday and Friday as paid days off for most of their workforce, 33 percent will require at least a few employees to work during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a recent web-based survey by Bloomberg found.

About 10 percent of employers will send employees home with turkeys or another token of appreciation. That number is down from a 23 percent peak in 2004.

From Wire Services