June 28 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened modestly higher on Friday, as investors treaded cautiously ahead of a pivotal meeting between the United States and China that could decide the outcome of a protracted trade dispute.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 79.35 points, or 0.30%, at the open to 26,605.93.
The S&P 500 opened higher by 8.02 points, or 0.27%, at 2,932.94. The Nasdaq Composite gained 21.01 points, or 0.26%, to 7,988.76 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Amy Caren Daniel in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)