TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Panasonic Corp on Wednesday reported a 7 percent decline in first-quarter operating profit, missing analyst estimates, as sales fell in its appliances and housing technology businesses. While still known as a consumer electronics maker, Panasonic in recent years has turned its attention to new businesses such as high-tech auto parts...» Read More
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