It's a prize that most large cities in the U.S. would love.  A huge company that expects to create 50,000 high-paying jobs.  According to the New York Times, Amazon is looking for a second location in North America, and Boston is on the short list.

The Seattle-based company reportedly wants a city that already has more than a million residents, has an international airport and a dependable mass transit system.  The company also wants a location that has good recreational opportunities.

A follow-up story at MSNmoney.com lists Boston as one of the 20 cities in contention. Others include Atlanta, Baltimore and Dallas.