NEW YORK -
Stock futures edged up on Friday, erasing earlier losses, after Cyprus agreed with Greece on a takeover of the Greek units of Cypriot banks, which ended uncertainty over the fate of those operations.
* Euro zone finance ministers had excluded the Greek branches of Cypriot banks from a controversial tax in the island's international bailout plan, on condition those units would be transferred to Greek banks.
* Wall Street was on track to end the week lower, after having advanced for the three previous weeks. The S&P 500 index was off 1 percent for the week so far.
* S&P 500 futures rose 3.5 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 31 points while Nasdaq 100 futures added 6.8 points.
* Blackstone Group LP
* The New York Times separately said Blackstone was weighing making an offer for all or part of Dell, and that some people close to the private equity firm were skeptical that any offer would materialize.
* Tiffany & Co
* Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is set to announce on Friday he will step down after four years that included a successful challenge to AT&T Inc's
(Reporting by Angela Moon; Editing by Bernadette Baum)