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Like many cities that have fared better in the recession, Honolulu city never experienced much of the housing bubble's burst. Its home values are among the highest in the nation. Granted, it's not all aloha in this Hawaiian state capital. Tourism rules Honolulu's economy, and the high oil prices earlier in the recession hurt. But that industry seems to be stabilizing.