Dodging a recession?


Visitors on Thursday look at the goodies available at Big Island Candies in Hilo. The tourism industry, along with the construction industry, could help Hawaii avoid a recession, according to an economic report released today. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

Economists at the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization are predicting a mild recession for the continental U.S. later this year, but think that Hawaii — while affected — will keep its economic head above recessionary water.