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Operating expense

An operating expense, also known as an operating cost, is an expense that a company incurs in the course of its normal business operations. It is a cost that is necessary for the company to run its business and generate revenue. Examples of operating expenses include salaries and wages, rent, utilities, and marketing and advertising costs. These expenses are incurred on a regular basis and are essential for the company to maintain its operations.

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