Consumer Minute: Hi-Tech Santa tracking and new gig for the Piano man

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by Sandra Parker, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 11:36 AM

Looks like Santa's sack will full of a lot of electronics this Christmas.  A new survey finds that more than half of parents plan to buy a tablet, video game or other electronic for their toddler and pre-teens. 

If you already have a tablet then here's something to check out. Microsoft  is teaming up with Norad for it's annual Santa tracking site. It also has games and holiday videos. 

Major automakers are already having a happy holiday season.  November sales were up 9% from last year. Chrysler reported a 16% increase.GM was up 14%, and Ford's sales rose 7%.

The "piano man" is now under contract to play one show a month at New York's Madison Square Garden.  Billy Joel's gig starts next month and it will last as long as there's demand.  This is something that no one has ever done outside of Las Vegas.

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