MGA Entertainment, maker of the popular and controversial line of Bratz dolls, threw another punch in its extended copyright brawl with Barbie maker Mattel this week. MGA alleges that Mattel has for years been falsifying credentials to spy on competitors at toy fairs around the world.
Toymaker Mattel said that its profit for the second quarter more than doubled from a year ago, helped by solid performance across its "portfolio of brands and countries, particularly Barbie and Hot Wheels."
Second-quarter earnings reports start coming in this week when Alcoa releases its latest results on Monday. This week's other anticipated quarterly reports include those from industry bellwethers Intel, Google and JPMorgan Chase.