Oct 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Monday as investors braced for U.S.-China trade talks later in the week, after a rollercoaster start to the month on fears that the world's largest economy could be sliding into a recession.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 71.39 points, or 0.27%, at the open to 26,502.33.
The S&P 500 opened lower by 7.78 points, or 0.26%, at 2,944.23. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 26.07 points, or 0.33%, to 7,956.41 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)