FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(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 .DJI rose 79.35 points, or 0.30%, at the open to 26,605.93. The S&P 500 .SPX opened higher by 8.02 points, or 0.27%, at 2,932.94. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC 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’SilvaOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.