* Futures for the Dow Jones industrial average DJc1, the S&P 500 SPc1 and the Nasdaq 100 NDc1 stock indexes are up from 0.2 to 0.4 percent, pointing to a higher start when the U.S. markets open on Friday.

* European shares were 1.2 percent higher on Friday morning, with commodity shares getting support from higher crude and metals prices and financials also advancing.

* Tiffany & Co (TIF.N) is reporting second-quarter numbers, with analysts expecting earnings per share of 0.34 cents, down from 0.63 cents a year earlier.

* At 1230 GMT the Commerce Department releases U.S. Personal Income/Spending data for July. Economists in a Reuters survey expected an increase of 0.2 percent for both income and spending. In June, income fell 1.3 percent and spending rose 0.4 percent.

* The Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers releases final August consumer sentiment index at 1355 GMT. Economists in a Reuters survey expected a reading of 64.5, compared with 66.0 in the final July report.

* Shares of Solera Holdings (SLH.N) gained 2.2 percent to $27.27 after the closing bell on Thursday after the company reported fourth-quarter results. [ID:nN27334560] * Shares of Dollar Financial Corp (DLLR.O) rose 3.8 percent after the bell on Thursday after the company posted results. [ID:nN27310878]

* Shares of J Crew (JCG.N) rose 3.5 percent to $33.90 after the closing bell on Thursday after the retailer released second-quarter results. [ID:nN27330360]

* AIG (AIG.N) CEO Robert Benmosche said he wouldn't rush to sell units in an effort to repay the government. Instead, he'll wait until he can get a fair price, the Wall Street Journal said.

* U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors turned back an early sell-off, thanks to a rebound in oil prices.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI gained 0.4 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index .SPX added 0.3 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite Index .IXIC rose 0.2 percent. (Reporting by Joanne Frearson, editing by Will Waterman)