July 27, 2015:  Charlottesville-based SNL Financial, which produces reports and information on financial markets and businesses, has been bought by McGraw Hill Financial for an estimated $2.2 billion, company officials said. The company, which formed in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1987 and moved its headquarters to Charlottesville in 1989, has an estimated 400 local employees and about 3,000 worldwide. McGraw Hill Financial has about 17,000 employees worldwide. Check out these Daily Progress' stories on #CvilleTech buyout of SNL Financial: