Stocks step back at open
Oil pipeline explosion puts at least a temporary halt to market's two-day rally.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Stocks sputtered at the start of trading Thursday as investors saw oil spike higher on a pipeline explosion in Minnesota.
The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 0.3 percent. The Nasdaq composite index lost 0.3 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was 0.4 percent lower.