Amazon CEO says 'HQ2' decision will be announced before end of year

WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc chief executive Jeff Bezos said on Thursday that the company would announce a decision on where it would build a second headquarters before the end of the year.

Amazon previously announced 20 finalists in North America for its planned investment of $5 billion and 50,000 jobs. At a speech before the Economic Club of Washington on Thursday, Bezos did not offer any favorites for the project. (Reporting by David Shepardson)