BOSTON (TheStreet) -- The stock market has fallen for six straight weeks as the economy has cooled, pulling down benchmark interest rates. Yet, prices for food and gas have risen, worrying investors.All of this has occurred even though Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says inflation isn't a problem. During a speech last week in Atlanta, Bernanke argued there is "not much evidence that inflation is becoming broad-based or ingrained in our economy." While he acknowledged commodity prices have been a key driver of inflation, "the recent increase in inflation will prove transitory," the top monetary policy maker said.
|Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke|