Sept 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher for a second straight session on Thursday as Washington and Beijing agreed to hold high-level talks next month, raising hopes of a de-escalation in trade tensions.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 247.68 points, or 0.94%, at the open to 26,603.15.
The S&P 500 opened higher by 22.82 points, or 0.78%, at 2,960.60. The Nasdaq Composite gained 84.41 points, or 1.06%, to 8,061.29 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru)