Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, boosted by energy and technology sectors, as well as hopes of a trade deal between the United States and China.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 56.82 points, or 0.24 percent, at the open to 23,844.27. The S&P 500 opened higher by 5.59 points, or 0.22 percent, at 2,580.00. The Nasdaq Composite gained 26.06 points, or 0.38 percent, to 6,923.06 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru)